Training before dispatch (1 week)

Africa

Training over 70 days (10 weeks) of Nihonbmatsu in Fukushima Prefecture has begun from Janually 5th, 2016.

Nihonmatus Training Center (NTC)

Nihonmatus Training Center (NTC)

I failed completely since challenged by as much as possible reduce the buggage.

In addition to carry-on goods of Training admission guidance , it was also necessary following.

What I bought a business trip sale (every Tuesday and Friday)

  • Pencil case, The core of the mechanical pencil, Eraser, Highlighter pen, Correction pen
  • File, Hole punch
  • Word book, A4 paper for printing, Imitation paper
  • Shampoo, Body shampoo
  • Coffee, Creep
  • Snack (I gradually don’t let go the chocolate)

I am glad to be able to buy the consumables, but it is expensive.

What I bought convenience store nearby in Dake hot springs

  • Box tissue
  • stapler, OA tap

There is a convenience store in the place where it fell about 15 minutes. Possible to go on Sunday.

What I bought amazon

Slippers can not be used only around the living room, there is a restriction that requires sandals to go to the bath. Holiday disappears just go from this deep in the mountains to buy sandals. So I decided to ask the Amazon teacher.

It was less as Baggage of 70 days...

It was less as Baggage of 70 days…

There is a bed and a desk and a closet in the room.

There is a bed and a desk and a closet in the room.

There are 18 national flags of the opening ceremony. I think that the countries that are dispatched at fourth corps of 27 year.

There are 18 national flags of the opening ceremony. I think that the countries that are dispatched at fourth corps of 27 year.

Since the kind of side dishes is many, it is sufficient even to fewer rice. The effect of the morning jogging also together, body weight fell gradually. Body weight was from 67.0kg to 64.5kg in two weeks.

It looks good nutritional balance in one soup and three side dishes.

It looks good nutritional balance in one soup and three side dishes.

Here seems to be the school. Various duty and, there is such committee. A lot of things to do besides study of language.

Meal duty and day duty clerk shifts

Meal duty and day duty clerk shifts

We study while freezing after 23:00. Demand for trainee is accepted, after two weeks hot water radiator becomes available until 24:00.

Hot water radiator has been switched on during 5:00 to 23:00. It becomes cold after at 23:00.

Hot water radiator has been switched on during 5:00 to 23:00. It becomes cold after at 23:00.

warm if using sleeping bag

warm if using sleeping bag

Listening voice teaching materials of Textbook is distributed by data.

Listening voice teaching materials of Textbook is distributed by data.

Various different categories leader such as life group reader, country leader, language home class leader, language technical class leader is chosen.

Various different categories leader such as life group reader, country leader, language home class leader, language technical class leader is chosen.

We can share information of committee, etc by shared folder.

We can share information of committee, etc by shared folder.

The first week’s anomalous there is such a variety of events, but the next week or later gradually schedule comes to confirm. There is some kind of gatherings and events 1-2 hours after 17:00. I am my best just by home work of language.

There is a restriction that the self-study in our room or the language classroom from 19:00 to 21:00. We feel that there is no freedom. But after a while, we come to adapt to this environment.

Schedule of Monday to Saturday

Time Content
6:30~7:10 Roll call, Radio gymnastics, Jogging
7:10~8:00 Breakfast
8:45~11:35 Language (Home Class)
11:40~12:30 Lunch
13:00~14:50 Language (Technical Class)
15:10~17:00 Lecture of JOCV
18:00~18:50 Dinner
19:00~21:00 Self-study (Only Our room or Language classroom)
22:30~ Go room, Roll call, Turn off
I have 3 classes of home class in the morning and 2 of technical class in the afternoon. (one class is 50 minites.) We have mini test on Saturday and midterm exam, Final exam.

I have 3 classes of home class in the morning and 2 of technical class in the afternoon. (one class is 50 minites.) We have mini test on Saturday and midterm exam, Final exam.

There is described a common topic JOCV should have to remember.

There is described a common topic JOCV should have to remember.

About 80 people are divided into six life group. The first weekend, we went for a drink in town with members of the same life group.

Our life group drinked by minzuya-do. It was good because of pick-up.

Our life group drinked by minzuya-do. It was good because of pick-up.

There is spot that we can take a foot buth neary Dake Hot Spring. Dake Hot Spring is the closest town that have a convenience store  from Nihonmatus traning center. (about 15 minutes on foot)

There is spot that we can take a foot buth neary Dake Hot Spring. Dake Hot Spring is the closest town that have a convenience store from Nihonmatus traning center. (about 15 minutes on foot)

In first, there is a test such as the TOEIC (Next day there is also a test of speaking). It is classified in the results. Since the test was a bad result, I was calling. It seem become assigned to Home class of the lowest layer.

Conversation in Japanese is prohibited in training building with a language class. Writing notebook by Japanese is also prohibited. I was tired first time. I’ve been gradually accustomed.

Home Class of Language (about 4 people a class)

Home Class of Language (about 4 people a class)

Technical classes are classified into each job. I received a lecture about teaching. It was decided that we will do five times presentation of 40 minutes (the simulated classroom).

Technical Class of Language (about  4 people a class)

Technical Class of Language (about 4 people a class)

Displayed picture of old volunteer

Displayed picture of old volunteer

Introduction of the Zimbabwe country of origin by Tim lecturer

Introduction of the Zimbabwe country of origin by Tim lecturer

I could not imagine this busy situation. I think it was more easier the old days. But I think I learn a lot of things in this 70 days.