CyberFair Project ID: 4957

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International Schools CyberFair Project Narrative
Title: Sweet Flavor – Dahesong Salico
Category: 3. Business and Community Organizations

School: Shuang-Yuan
    Taipei, Taiwan, Taiwan

5 students, ages 11-12 worked together to complete this CyberFair project on March 14, 2007. They have participated in CyberFair in the following year(s): no

Classes and Teachers: Lin Hsin-Mei, Chen Mei-Ying, Huang Huei-Ying, Huang Chu-Chen, Grade 6 Class 1

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Project Overview

1. Description of Our Community

Taipei is the capital of Taiwan. You can still find historic traces in this metropolis. Wan-Hua District is definitely a district you have to visit. It is in the west part of Taipei. Here you can see some old stores and shops that maintain the footprints and sweetness of the past. Dahesong Salico Enterprise Co., LTD. is one of them. It is established on the Po-Ai Road fifty years ago, selling pastry and candy. Until now, at the thought of Dahesong Salico, Taipei people will immediately recall the sweetness from their childhood memories. At the meantime, this company bonds Taiwan people and those who travel to other countries together with its historic flavors.

2. Summary of Our Project

Our project is to present an excellent business, Dahesong Salico Enterprise Co., Ltd., in our local community through our research, field trips, interviews, internship, and survey. A brief introduction is as follows.

The founder of Dahesong Salico, Ms. Pon Yu-Ho Chiu, imported “Nougat” from Hong Kong to Taiwan. Taipei people was first to get to taste this sweets. People in Taipei adored the happy sweetness since then. Her son, Mr. Yi-Jon Chiu retained this spirit, combining the sweetness from “Nougat” of Dahesong and the happiness from the wedding pastry of Salico, into his business; meanwhile he managed this company with steady and moderate styles that he made Dahesong Salico a very important role in the food industry in Taiwan, even renowned world widely.

We hope that through our project, we wish to pass down Taiwan people’s traditions and virtues of industriousness, stamina, perseverance, and filial piety to the next generation. Furthermore, through the web, we can share our findings, feelings, and close-ups about the local business with people from all over the world that they can know the beauty of Taiwan.

3. Our Computer and Internet Access

A. Percentage of students using the Internet at home:more than 50%

B. Number of workstations with Internet access in the classroom:1

C. Connection speed used in the classroom:dedicated connection

D. Number of years our classroom has been connected to the Internet:more than 6

E. Additional comments concerning your computer and/or Internet access (Optional):

Our school has enough computer information equipment. At present, we have a computer classroom and a multimedia workroom with brand-new equipment, and each class has computers, completely satisfying the teachers and students’ requirements for using computers. The computers in our school are connected to Taipei Education Network Center through optical fiber, and we have complete multimedia hardware and software, such as digital camera, DV, scanner, audio recorder, and video/sound effect processing software. Some of our home computers are connected to Internet via 56K modem or broadband ADSL. We also use the FTP provided by our school to do data backup and collation.

4. Problems We Had To Overcome

The research lasted for a period from November last year (2006) to the end of February this year, and we have held interview, questionnaire investigation and experiencing activities for many times. They cost a long time and each of them, from the design of interview plan and questionnaire, to the implementation of interview and investigation, was a new challenge to us. Especially, after we experienced the different jobs in the enterprise personally and had our feet get anesthesia after standing for a whole day, we got know how it is difficult to run an enterprise successfully. The collection, statistics and analysis of questionnaire investigation results was the biggest problem we encountered. Fortunately, with the guidance from our teachers, we have made the questionnaires we collected with efforts into meaningful documents.

5. Our Project Sound Bite

We have found that a successful enterprise operator needs deep insight and forward-looking ideas, and what’s more important, he must keep filial piety in mind but not forget where happiness come from. This moved us deeply in each visit or interview, and we felt the energy, passion, harmony and centripetal force of the enterprise; meanwhile, their attitude of sharing with others also makes us feel the sweet happiness.

6. How did your activities and research for this CyberFair Project support standards, required coursework and curriculum standards?

The subject of our research is Dahesong Salico, a domestic enterprise in Taiwan, and the contents of research are focused on the operation idea, operation method and contributions of the enterprise and the traditional habitudes of wedding. To combine with the study of Chinese, the students read the related literatures and publications on Dahesong Salico, and expressed what they learned during the process of research through writing. They designed advertisement to show the product characteristics, echoing to the courses of performance in the field of “art and humanities”. To combine with the study of Society, the students tried to understand the traditional custom and etiquette of wedding. By combing the study of “synthetic activity”, the students are taught to conduct interview and sharing. What’s more important, the research provides an opportunity for the students to participate in learning on their own initiative, understand the operation mechanism of local enterprises through field investigation, and feel the operator's filial piety and social care, so as to understand success could never be achieved over night.

Project Elements

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

1.Internet:Use browser for data collection, search periodicals & papers, contact with testees & research team members, hand in report through E-mail camera:Take photos on interview and related activities 3.DV:Record the whole process of interview 4.Video capture card:Capture video data for computer processing and write them into CD for the students to collate the contents of interview 5.Scanner:Scan related data and photos into digital files 6.Telephone:Contact testees and research team members 7.Computer software:Use PhotoImpact, Dreamweaver, Namo Webeditor, Mediastudio Audio editor, Flash MX, Swish, and Ulead VideoStudio etc. for photo, film, voice and webpage processing and edition

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

The students are happy to participate in the research, for they can not only taste Dahesong Salico products, but also feel the ardor and heritage of the enterprise. They must have the network application abilities to share the research results with the teachers and other students. After the work of interview and experiencing is finished, they share the results of learning with head, director, teachers and other students of the school by means of briefing, and finally work out webpages to share the sweet flavor of Dahesong Salico with all people in the world. Every child is an angle of happiness.

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

During the process of the theme research “sweet flavor – Dahesong Salico”, what impacted us the most and touched us the most deeply is people, especially, General Manager Ciou Yi-Rong. Mr. Ciou has made great achievements at home and abroad in operating Dahesong Salico, but he always persists in respecting the customer. Top materials are selected to work out quality products and provide the best service for the customer, and the final goal is to bring happiness to people. Mr. Ciou really made it! Secondly, what impressed us is their care for society. The general manager used to take part in all kinds of commonweal activities and assist the disabled persons much. He established Nougat Museum to transmit filial piety and knowledge, for the purpose of reminding people of the importance of filial piety through collection and exhibition of cultural relics in the museum. As an enterprise operator, Mr. Ciou cares the society so much. This affected every child who participated in the research.

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

1. First, we went online to do some research. Then, we visited the general store in Wan-Hua District for further information. With their help, we got to meet the CEO of Dahesong Salico, Mr. Chen. He gave us a tour on the Nougat Museum. He also managed some interviews and activities needed for this project. 2. Besides, with the help of Teacher Chen Mei-Ying, we got to know Hong Yu-Jheng, a fan of Dahesong Salico’s wedding cake. She gave us the chance to interview her and finished the “Interview With Fans.” 3. Third, Li Kun-Han( a student in this project)’s aunt introduced us the chief of the Peibei Village. The reason was that she lived in the Peibei Village, the very Village that the Nougat Museum resided. In this way, we could finish the “Interview with Chief of Peibei Village.”

5) Discoveries, Lessons and Surprises (Optional)

We are often attracted by the sweet flavor when passing the Dahesong Salico store on Boai Road, and sometimes we join in the queue and choose some snacks. Through this research, we understand how these frequently-seen snacks become special and affective through the hard work of enterprise operator. A lot of people line up in the afternoon in front of each Dahesong Salico store to taste the flavor of sweetness and happiness under the risk of having their cars being towed away. We are touched every time at the sight of this situation and we know that this Taiwanese enterprise has become the symbol of happiness for all Taiwanese people.


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