Student Life

Service Learning Project

Oki Islands, Japan: Battling the Demographic Tide

Japan Oki Islands

 

Be an active Global Citizen!

In the Oki Straits off the coast of Japan is a group of islands known as Dozen. Since 2007, Dozen has seen its residents moving out to the mainland. As a result the population is falling and more old folks are left behind. To arrest the population decline, the town has embarked on a series of reforms to develop the region’s sustainability.

Students will be assisting in the reform efforts in education and local industries. They will develop English language learning and teaching resources to create an online library. Students will also learn to solve problems by working on case-consulting projects from industries in the Oki Islands. These projects are meant to create opportunities for students to work across cultures in a real business environment.

 
Students will enrich their learning through the following:
1.      Understanding and helping to serve the needs of the local island community
2.      Building their character through social responsibility
3.      Leading in the promotion of active citizenship
4.      Enlarging their own knowledge of Japan’s historical and cultural heritage
5.      Developing a global outlook with a perception of Singapore’s place
6.      Raising awareness of economic and social environments beyond Singapore
7.      Developing project management skill
8.      Developing your film making skills
9.      Learning to solve problems by working on case-consulting projects from industries in the Oki Islands

 

Winter Project (Trip 2)

December 2017

 

For more information, you may drop us an e-mail at globallearning@sim.edu.sg.