On June 2017, 6, Chukyo University (Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture) and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) signed a memorandum of understanding for a collaborative project to dispatch faculty members and students to support developing countries.The press conference held at Chukyo University's Nagoya campus was attended by nine people, including President Hitoshi Yasumura, Director Shoji Sakakura of the JICA Chubu International Center, and faculty members and students.
The collaborative project between Chukyo University and JICA aims to support the improvement of sports skills in developing countries by utilizing the knowledge and human resources of the university, and to develop human resources in international cooperation.This time, softball students will be sent to the Republic of Botswana in Africa, and judo students will be sent to the Republic of Argentina in South America.Student athletes have top-level abilities in Japan.
The students to be dispatched are 2nd to 4th grade students (20 years old and over), and the faculties are sports science faculty, modern sociology faculty, business administration faculty, etc.The activity period is scheduled for one month during the spring break of 2018, and JICA will support all travel expenses and daily allowances.
President Yasumura of Chukyo University said, "I am very pleased to be able to conclude a memorandum of understanding regarding the dispatch of students and to be the first university in the Chubu region in the field of sports. What I think as an educator is to" teach "to students. I want you to learn various things through this. I hope that you will grow as a person and acquire the spirit of being active internationally. "
Instructors Yuki Nihei (softball club) and Keisuke Miyake (judo club) of the Faculty of Sports Science, who are scheduled to accompany students, said, "Actual technical guidance, mental guidance, and guidance to instructors. I also want to have a lecture. "
JICA has signed a memorandum of understanding with universities since 2014, and has signed with seven universities in the field of sports.This is the first time that a memorandum of understanding has been signed with a university in the Chubu region by dispatching volunteers, and it is also the first attempt to collaborate with universities in the field of sports in Africa.Chukyo University plans to expand beyond the sports field in the future.