1. Description of Our Community
The local community we reserached in the proejct is Yuan-li Township. The township, well-known for “Bare of Miao-Li”, is located in the southwestern Miao-li county. Also, the town,Yuan-li, is one of the earliest development ones in Miao-li county. The name of Yuan-li derives from the Wanrie of Taokas in Pingpu Tribes.
2. Summary of Our Project
This report is themed around “Local Business Figures”, with the Chairman of Mentor International Co., Ltd., Mr. Lai Hsiao-Yi as the main character. It is divided into 4 sections namely “Origin of Dreams, Building Dreams Into Reality, Dreams Come True, Inheriting Dreams”, introducing how he upheld the assiduous and sturdy spirit to create a business empire consisting of more than five hundred hairdressing salons. Besides having a steadfast attitude, he selflessly trained up lower-level hairdressers, and made a great contribution to the national economy. Now, let’s explore the course of Mr. Lai’s endeavors in combination with his dreams.
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
4. Problems We Had To Overcome
The problem that we encountered, apart from team communications and inconsistent working hours, was web creation technology, which was a big challenge. Using web creation and other related software took up a lot of our time, and it was only after guidance from many teachers that we overcame the problem. Separately, in respect of contacting the person for the topic page, we had to overcome our psychological obstacles to successfully interview with the person and complete our work due to rarely socializing with the public.
5. Our Project Sound Bite
The biggest gain of our team is having a better understanding and practical experience of the pluralistic society, a result which develops our perspectives towards the understanding of the Hairdressing Industry. As it is, the shampoo girls who wash our hair every day can one day have their own careers, become their own bosses and operate their own businesses. This fact further proves that “every trade has its master”!
6. How did your activities and research for this CyberFair Project support standards, required coursework and curriculum standards?
During the process of having an interview with Chairman Lai Hsiao-Yi, we closely observe and interview this well-respected elder in the hairdressing industry. We deeply hope that, through this project on the topic page about him, we can let more people know about his course of struggle. Also, our team members comprehend about how he began from an apprenticeship by holding a pair of scissors in his hand. Relying on superb haircut skills and the philosophy of the pursuit of beauty, Mr. Lai carves out a reputation for Mentor Hair Stylist Co., creating for younger people with dreams the stage for best leaning and for pursuing dreams.