1. Description of Our Community
Yung-an Village used to be known as Luliao. It adjoins Juifeng, Juiyuan and Juilung Village across Luliao River to the north and east, neighbors Lungtien and Luyeh Village with hills to the south and borders upon Wuling and Yungkang Villages of Yenping Hsiang to the west. It officially became a village as a government unit in 1917 and was officially renamed Yung-an Village in 1948, suggesting eternal peacefulness and happiness. The villagers began growing tea in 1961. The villagers and immigrants gradually enjoyed prosperity with the tea crops. The land in the illage has been increasingly developed, gradually moving toward recreation, tourism and advanced agriculture.
2. Summary of Our Project
The Yung-an Community Patrol Team primarily shoulders the duties of safeguarding the local community people to assure zero dead space or blind spots and to create added comfort, benevolence and safety and security of the local community. The Yung-an Community Patrol Team operates through six corps, of which the 6th Corps is staffed by female community people, in charge of the internal affairs of the Command Center, instruction and guidance on community cleaning and security and any domestic violence. In addition, most significantly, there is a Junior Patrol Team organized by juveniles of the community. By joining the meaningful Junior Patrol Team, those enthusiastic juveniles fostered their love of their community to serve people while they are young.
3. Our Computer and Internet Access
A. Percentage of students using the Internet at home:less than 20
B. Number of workstations with Internet access in the classroom:4-6
C. Connection speed used in the classroom:not sure
D. Number of years our classroom has been connected to the Internet:4-6
E. Additional comments concerning your computer and/or Internet access (Optional):
While at school, we share a computer studio with peers for other purposes. The studio houses a total of 18 personal computers, which are brand new ones provided by Taitung County Government with the 2005 budget, operated with Microsoft NT LAN. Through an ADSL network line, the NT LAN is linked to TANet before it is further linked throughout the world.
4. Problems We Had To Overcome
Most of the time, our teammates are doing research during non-school days. There is other difficulty because most children in their farming households have to do farming in the fields or take care of their younger siblings at home. We can hardly get the assigned children present for the assignments. On very rare occasions, they would be present in full. We have a worsening problem of having them all present especially during winter vacation. We are not in a position to make a mandatory requests because of such farming household backgrounds, though the teachers have tried by all means to communicate with their parents.
5. Our Project Sound Bite
Thanks to the present study, we have come to know what a pivotal role the Yung-an Community Patrol Team plays for the entire community. With the handy help of the Yung-an Community Patrol Team, all the community people are rest assured of the safety and security and become more closely interrelated with one another. Through the on-the-spot coverage, we realize that those teammates have unconditional devotion and receive harsh physical training programs before they become capable of dealing with all sorts of contingent challenges. Other than safeguarding the local communities, the Yung-an Community Patrol Team closely teams up with the community people in many sorts of activities on holidays, making all community people more closely united with one another.
6. How did your activities and research for this CyberFair Project support standards, required coursework and curriculum standards?
On the present occasion, we enrolled in the “Regional Group”, aiming primarily at “Yung-an Primary School, Luyeh Hsiang, Taitung County”. Our research is closely linked with the “Social Studies”, “Arts and humanities”, “Integrative Activities”, “Dialects” as well as the “Information Technology Education” as covered in the integral 9-Year Joint Curriculum.