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2022.08.01

2022 MIC Student Challenge Project has been started!

The MIC Student Challenge Project aims to encourage students to proactively plan and implement projects that lead to the revitalization of local communities and universities, and to cooperate with group members to achieve the goals of the project and support independent student activities. Through involvement in this project, students can develop such skills as: planning and execution, communication skills, budgetary management, and others.

In 2022, the MIC Student Challenge Project invited students to participate in a project that would help revitalize the local community and the college. Through this project, we aim to improve students' planning, execution, communication, and budget management skills. Four groups were selected this year and are introduced below.

SDGs × Kiyotake Project

Activities

Aiming to achieve the SDGs by deepening knowledge and taking action by relating the SDGs in activities of local contribution and international association. Participation in Kiyotake local festival procession and volunteer activities, “#Onigiri Action” international cooperation that can be done through SNS from September to October, charity activities, and posting the current situation in the world and the SDGs. In addition, we are involved in the Purple Ribbon Campaign event management and public relations activities in collaboration with the Miyazaki Gender Equality Center.

Members

Itsuki Aridome (SILA 1 ), Kenta Hasegawa (SILA 1), Kyoka Harada (SILA 1), Nanami Hidaka (SILA 1), Yu Hirase (SILA 1), Ayana Makino (SILA 1), Shizuka Matsumoto (SILA 1), Takuma Mizuguchi (SILA 1), Rim Shimada (SILA 1), Nami Yanagida (SILA 1), Sayuri Yano (SILA 1)

Enthusiasm of the representative

Hello everyone! The activities of this project will not stay on campus but will be active! We will be involved in a wide range of activities over the next six months to create a big movement that will involve not only MIC, but also the local community and the world! By thinking about the SDGs and the world in our daily lives, our awareness of the SDGs and the world will be. We will post a lot of information on Instagram, so let’s check it out!

@sunshine_mic_12!

Fields! Nature Experience Project

Activities

Activities include: July: Weed removal, August: Field development / harvesting of currently planted vegetables September: Autumn / winter vegetable seedling planting Bird's nest box / desk / bench production October: Electronic pictorial book creation, November: We are planning to harvest autumn and winter vegetables.

 As specific activities, I would like to replace soil, create fields, plant vegetable seedlings, harvest, cook, observe, and water in the fields. In the production of electronic pictorial books, I would like to make a video (English ver, sign language ver) that reads the QR code and explains the characteristics of vegetables. In woodworking, I would like to make birdhouses and desks / benches in the Morikawa laboratory.

Members

Wataru Yanaru (SEDU2), Mirai Hayashi (SEDU3), Nagomi Mera (SEDU3), Nene Ijichi (SEDU3), Chisato. Morikawa (SEDU3) Risa Kurogi (SEDU2), Hiroto Takamatsu (SEDU2), Manami Kimito (SEDU2), Runa Kai (SEDU2), Tomoka Yoshinaga (SEDU2), Yuh Ikemizu (SEDU1)

Enthusiasm of the representative

In the future, as childcare teachers and elementary school teachers, we would like to help children develop "feeling power," "awareness," "thinking power," and "expressing power" through nature experiences and vegetable cultivation. To that end, I want to acquire the ability to think and practice learning through nature experience activities, "how can it be linked to learning." I would like to deepen my basic understanding of the environmental composition where I can come into contact with the fields and nature through the activities of this project, taking advantage of my stance of exploring what I was once enthusiastic about, such as wanting to know what I did not know. Although it is a long period of 3 years, I want to clarify what I am currently lacking while working on it so that I can convey the learning I experienced in the actual field through children's play.

Hoderi Holiday -Let's creating a special thing from seaglasses!-

Activities

We are going to hold an event for Kibana elementary school students (3-6 grade students). We will have a presentation which will describe the ocean’s environmental problem in Miyazaki and have beach cleaning at Kisakiga-hama. Also, we are going to make pictures and photo frames by using sea glasses and seashells. Furthermore, we will sell those handmade accessories and pictures at the school festival at MIC. We will purchase some books about SDGs from our proceeds and we will send them as gifts for Kibana elementary school.

Members

Natsumi Kurogi (SILA 3), Nao Tsuru (SILA 3), Marika Tanaka (SILA 3), Tomoya Kurogi (SILA 3), Mako Wakamatsu (SILA 3), Shiho Tanaka (SILA 3)

Enthusiasm of the representative

We hope that our project will help more people become interested in the ocean's environmental problems. To accomplish this goal, we would like to carry out an event for studying the current environmental situation which exists in the local ocean with local elementary school students. Besides, we would like to sell goods made by seashells and sea glasses at the school festival to get to know more about this problem for MIC students. Finally, we would like to make efforts to succeed in our project by focusing on 2 SDGs topics which are Sustainable Cities and Communities, and Life Below the Water.

Gather in Toroku

Activities

Miyazaki International College students and local people will improve the mine site in the Toroku district of Takachiho town. In addition, flowers and trees will be planted in the well-maintained mine site to make the town more beautiful and bright. In the course of development, we will interact with the people of the Toroku area and learn about the attractiveness of the Toroku area, and we will communicate it on SNS.

Members

Rena Kawagoe (SEDU4), Kaho Hachimanryo (SEDU4), Ami Itoh (SEDU4), Akemi Kurogi (SEDU4), Moe Tokunaga (SEDU4), Chisato Miura (SEDU2), Akemi Nakamura (SEDU2), Airi Todaka (SEDU2), Yuta Ishizaki (SEDU2), Hiroto Takamatsu (SEDU2), Tomoyuki Iwagiri (SEDU1)

Enthusiasm of the representative

We, "Gather in Toroku," are students who aspire to become teachers in the future. Last year, I learned about arsenic pollution in the Toroku district of Takachiho town during a lecture on environmental education, and I was able to touch on the attractiveness of the present Toroku district. Through this project, we will associate with local people and make efforts in collaboration with them in order to make Toroku to be a more fascinating place. Not only students but also local people are looking forward to this promotion, so I will do my best with a spirit of challenge.