MIS is an authorized student-led NPO at the University of Tokyo which aims to develop responsible leaders of the next generation. In order to do so, MIS designs environments in which students, despite disparities, get to proactively “debate” with one another to “take action.” MIS offers such an environment as it is essential for students “to broaden their horizons” and consequently, develop “awareness about social problems and social responsibility.”
Currently, MIS carries out projects with students from Cambodia, Vietnam, Philippines, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Myanmar.
We are seeking to solve problems from their roots and then to “seed the future.” First-aid activities practiced by numerous NGOs are certainly necessary for international cooperation. However, it is true that such aids can have limits for us, considering the fact that MIS is an organization operated mainly by students.
Accordingly, as a part of our goals, MIS has determined to work on certain types of activities, which are realistic, if not suitable, for a student-run organization.