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Asian Rural Institute Loves Volunteers in Rural Japan! (Volunteer Opportunity)

July 1, 2014 Opportunity

Got Gardening or Farming Skills?

The Asian Rural Institute (ARI), an international training ground for grassroots rural leaders, sustained significant damage from the earthquake.  ARI is now asking for volunteers to serve with them, specifically planting and caring for the crops and caring for the farm animals.

Would you consider giving a week or two, or longer, to help ARI on their farm? 

 ARI is located 110 km from the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant. ARI tests the air and water every day. The radiation level in the air and water continues to stay well below the government warning levels.  The soil is improving everyday, but a child, teen or young woman should still not work with the soil.  However, anyone over 30 years is ok.

The Asian Rural Institute (ARI) is an international training ground for grassroots rural leaders. Each year a nine month Rural Leaders Training Program on Sustainable Agriculture, Community Development, and Leadership is conducted. Upon completion, program participants return to their home villages and communities to work side by side with their people, pass on their learning, and promote development from within. To date, ARI has trained 1,130 rural leaders from 51 countries throughout Asia, Africa, and the Pacific.

 Training one rural leader means training for a whole community.

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