Thank you so much for coming this far… just a little further…
The Ogatsu School Restoration Project is a community based project to convert an old mountainside school building into a centre for sustainable living and education.
Much of the money raised through Travels with Chari will go directly towards the physical renovation of the building. The wooden structure is over 90 years old and it has been standing in a state of disuse and disrepair since the school closed in 2001.
Money will also fund the initial costs associated with starting the business side of things. The school will host parties of children from all over the world and, with the knowledge of local farmers, fishermen and foresters educate the students about building a community – and building a planet – with a sustainable future.
You can read more about the project here.
For me, the project unites two things I hold very dear: the environment and child development. I also love the outdoors and a project that aims to protect the future of our planet by educating children in the beautiful countryside is a winner for me.
Whether you have a connection to Japan or not, or whether you have a connection to me or not, please consider a donation to my cause.
Your donations will keep me motivated as I traipse through the rain on a cold mountain pass!