CyberFair Project ID: 4513

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International Schools CyberFair Project Narrative
Title: The herald of righteousness—Yung-an Community Patrol Team
Category: 2. Community Groups and Special Populations

School: Yung-an Primary School, Luyeh Hsiang, Taitung Coun
    Luyeh Hsiang, Taiwan, the Republic of China

8 students, ages 10~11 years old worked together to complete this CyberFair project on February 20, 2006. They have participated in CyberFair in the following year(s): 2004,2005,2006

Classes and Teachers: Lin Ke-ming, Shen Wu-yi

E-Mail contact:

Our School's Web Site:

Project Overview

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.

Project Elements

1) What information tools & technologies did you used to complete your CyberFair project?

Digital cameras:To take photos and as a tool which we feel we need. Digital video cameras:To videotape the process of coverage. Scanners:To scan pictures and wording of the briefing into computerized files. Recorders:A key tool to interview the Yung-an Community Patrol Team members and the local dignitaries. Computers:To search information, design questionnaires and produce web pages and briefings.

2) In what ways did you act as "ambassadors" and spokespersons for your CyberFair project both on-line and in person.

After we make appointments for interviews, we depart toward the destinations through face-to-face interviews of the Yung-an Community Patrol Team members and the local community people. Whenever we explain the purposes of our interview, the team members and the local community people take pleasure in interpretation them for us. Through what they say, we can perceive what they have anticipated from their communities. In the present study, we interviewed superiors in the communities. They take pleasure in saying what they have in mind. The fathers or uncles of a few team members serve as the team members. We feel honored to be given such a chance to interview their family members.

3) What has been the impact of your project on your community?

Yung-an Village is an agriculture-based community where computer education is not advanced enough. When we explained our missions to build the web page for the Yung-an Community Patrol Team, they all responded with fervent support and encouragement though they might not be good enough to understand the advanced Computer Science and Internet. With the firm support, we do appreciate the precious services rendered by the Yung-an Community Patrol Team. All the community people express their fervent hope that we will make their community and all the community people better known to outsiders. While the Internet reaches everywhere without limit, we do hope that this Arcadia, by the name of Yung-an Village, will be known to all through the Internet.

4) How did your project involve other members of your community as helpers and volunteers?

The Yung-an Community Patrol Team members, community people :1. Make appointments for interviews. 2. Accept interviews. The Computer Studio, Department of Arts & Crafts Education, National Taitung University:1. Help organize the interview related information and data. 2. Help guide students into web page production. 3. Produce the web page.

5) Discoveries, Lessons and Surprises (Optional)

The Yung-an Community Patrol Team looks gallant. But the team members are working extremely hard, rain or shine, even during the chilly cold front, only to safeguard the community people. They wear gallant uniforms which suggest their pride as well as their bound responsibilities. While in the team, they must further learn boxing, skills to safeguard themselves, and first-aid. They are the envy of us all—the students and their faculty.


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