1. Description of Our Team
Our Doors to Diplomacy team consists of four girls: Sabina, Anna, Alexandra,Aygul -=-=- My name is Aygul. My hobbies are: sport, TV, computer games, astronomy and reading books. In my free time I like to watch TV, draw pictures and collect them. Also I like to work on internet. I like to search and read information. I'm very friendly girl and I have a lot of friends. -=-=- Hi! My name is Alexandra. I write my poems and stories. I can play the piano. Music - is my life. In my childhood my first teacher was my grandfather and he taught me to write without mistakes and read. He opened me the door to the literature. Entering there I can't go out of this wonderful world. I have been writing the poems since 8 years. I compose my poems about nature, life, my country and the beauty of the world. I agree with Anton Chekhov- outstanding Russian writer that in each person – everything should be beautiful. The motto of my life the words of Remark that Untill a person fights he is stronger than his fate. On my opinion, a person is a master of his life. He is a captain of the ship called “Life”. hey! -=-=- I'm Ann. My interests are: sport, music and internet. My favorite sport is swimming. I like to listen to music, especially POP music. I have graduated from Music School and I can play the piano. My favorite play is 'Moonlight Sonata'. One of my dreams is to become a singer. Internet – It's my hobby. I like to create and design sites and participate in the projects and forums… Also I love astronomy very much (I watch TV programs about astronomy; I search information on the internet). I have a goal in my life 'to go into space'. -=-=- Hi, I'm Sabina. I like reading books and I read a lot. I like to read science fiction and mystic books. My favorite books which I read were about Harry Potter, and books written by Alexander Dumas. Also I like to learn Greek and Egyptian myths.
2. Summary of Our Project
The idea to reseach about women in leadership came into our minds when we participated in Techage girls project in the summer. One of the ativities in this project was to reseach the women leaders in our community. It was great to meet with these women, speak to them and know about their achievements and contribution to our country. They are good examples for us. And we decided to move ahead and research the women not only from our society and all around the world as well. First of all we wanted to recognize the role of Jeanna d'Ark, Teresa, Valentina Tereshkova, Klara Zetkin. This is not a full list of the women leaders of the world society. We have chosen these leaders because they have become the first founders and leaders in their sphere of activities. But we have learned much interesting information about different women. We were higly surprised with their life, talants, creativity, kindness, initiative. Especcialy, we admire how they inspire other people by their good examples. It was very important for us to reseach women leaders in our local community. We were impressed by a lot of knowledge, new things, new expierence which we gained during our meetings. One of the goals of our project was to figure out the common things and differences between women leaders of the past and the present. And how we were surprised that their deeds, activity, character were different but leadership traits were the same.
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:dedicated connection
D. Number of years our classroom has been connected to the Internet:2-3
E. Additional comments concerning your computer and/or Internet access (Optional):
We want to tell you that inspite a lot of difficulties the Educational Internet Center at our school has provided the oppotunity for the students of our school to participate in 'Doors to Diplomacy' for 3 years.
4. Problems We Had To Overcome
One of the biggest problem was the sickness of our leader of the project. She had a high blood pressure. And we tried to complete the project successfully ourselves. As you know there is an Educational Internet Center in our school, but our school was closed under complex repair and the students and teachers of our school moved to another school. And communication was hard for us. We found the way to improve the situation and we explained about our project and agreed with the builders. As a result, they sometimes allowed us to come to EIC and participate in the project.
5. Our Project Sound Bite
Our team realize now that leadership is not skills and knowledge. This a style of life- to be ahead and inspire others. Before beginning this project We knew some inspiring women leaders. But the main importance for us that we can become such leaders like they. We need to develop leadership traits and not to be afraid of difficulties and failures simply to learn how to overcome them. After the interviews with the women leaders our team think that we should aim and get them. We got acquainted with the unique people of our local community. We admire them and want to reach such victories and successes in our life. They live not only to live but they serve people and give their soul for their work.
6. How did your activities and research for this CyberFair Project support standards, required coursework and curriculum standards?
First we have learned to work in one group. Each of us was given a certain role and did the work. We are the people of four- one team but each of us is a leader. Therefore we tried to respect each others opinions, listen to each other, choose the best decision and conclude to compromiss. We have learned diplomacy of women leaders and developed it in us. We had the opportunity to research the history, geography of the world and our country. We broadened our horizons in the art because we visited museums. We developed our communicative and diplomatic skills. Big achivements were gained in web designing and IT. The prove of it the site which we created ourselves. Of course, we practiced navigation in the internet when searched appropriate information. We have learned to find and define useful resources.