1) What information tools & technologies did you used to complete your CyberFair project?
We used two AOC computers. We also used telephones, TV and radio stations, video and digital cameras, internet video or other teleconferencing, type computer software, libraries, books and newspapers, and oral interviews. These tools helped us get more information. None of these items were donated by businesses. We think that the most valuable tool is the computer. It was the most helpful as well. It helped us get more information.
2) In what ways did you act as "ambassadors" and spokespersons for your CyberFair project both on-line and in person.
could act as an ambassador of my school by talking to my family members about what they think about the Philippines; Why their heritage is important for them and how they can approach on making their children learn about the importance of the history of the Philippines. History in general is very important to everyone. As the old saying goes, “Those who fail to learn from history will be doomed to repeat it.” Thus I could also make them understand how we as Filipinos have been both liberated for three times from our colonizers yet we managed to learn a lot of things from them. Yet getting back to how I can be an ambassador, I could also communicate with several of my friends who have graduated and moved on to college to get their views on the Philippines. This will be done via Facebook or Yahoo! Messenger in order to gain easier access to what their say is about the Philippines and her importance. Probably phone calls might be a disadvantage because of the limited amount of time my respondents will have to talk and due to the fact that they might not be able to get the call until later as a missed call. When I am going to use phone to phone communication then the best way for me is to text those respondents. Perhaps I could get more contacts maybe because there are some people that my respondents know that could be of assistance with the Cyberfair as I speak. Another thing is there might be a chance that people might be slightly impressed with what we are doing because of their reactions of enthusiasm and encouragement that will help us so significantly with the Cyberfair.
3) What has been the impact of your project on your community?
The Gift of Gold program is the brainchild of the school's founder and president, Professor Nelia Cruz-Sarcol. Each class from Level 7 up to Level 12 adopts a beneficiary, usually a skilled individual from a family with marginal income, and both parties will coordinate in putting up a business venture that can serve as the beneficiary's livelihood. At the end of the school year, each class is tasked to present their business before a panel.
4) How did your project involve other members of your community as helpers and volunteers?
Again, Gift of Gold businesses were set up by a class in tandem with an economically-challenged family. With the primary objective of helping the family rise from poverty and become self-sufficient, the children help develop the business until the partner family can already run the business on its own.
CIE's Gift of Gold program aims to hone their students' entrepreneurial skills and, at the same time, help underprivileged individuals in their community.
5) Discoveries, Lessons and Surprises (Optional)
This enables the students to learn, at a very young age, the various facets of running a business such as applying for the necessary permits from various agencies, bookkeeping, budgeting, manufacturing, human resources, management, logistics, marketing and sales.
At the same time, they earn academic credits for regular subject like Religious Studies, Design and Technology, Business Studies and ICT.