1. Description of Our Community
The Segamat is a town located in the Segamat District, Johor, Malaysia. It is 95 km travel distance via North–South Expressway from Johor Bahru to Yong Peng, and another 77 km from Federal Route 1. Strategically situated between Kuala Lumpur and Johor Bahru, Segamat is a fast-growing agricultural oil palm and rubber district, famous for its delicious durians, hence its recent slogan to attract tourists: Selamat Datang ke Segamat - Tanah Raja Buah-buahan (English: Welcome to Segamat - The Land of the King of Fruits). The eponymous town is a typical medium size town with a blend of old and new cultures. A mere 45 minute drive from town offers a variety of hiking and swimming sites namely the famous Gunung Ledang, Air Panas Waterfall and Bekok Waterfall which make an enjoyable weekend getaway.
2. Summary of Our Project
Thaipusam is a festival celebrated by the Tamil and Malayali communities on the full moon in the Tamil month of Thai (January/February), usually coinciding with Pushya star, known as Poosam in Tamil and Pooyam in Malayalam. It is mainly observed in countries where there is a significant presence of Tamil community such as India, Sri Lanka, Malaysia Mauritius, Singapore,South Africa, Canada and other places where ethnic Hindu Tamils reside as a part of the local Indian diaspora population such as Reunion, Indonesia, Thailand, Myanmar, Trinidad and Tobago, Guyana, Suriname, Jamaica and the other parts of the Caribbean.
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:2-3
C. Connection speed used in the classroom:dial-up modem
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):
The internet connection in the school is moderate. the school compound have WiFi connection with Yes line. our school have about 50 netbooks and PC set to access internet.
4. Problems We Had To Overcome
our student's facing problem to gather all the information during school days. since its a peak month with many school programs, students hard to find time to collect information. moreover they are having difficulties to to do revision for exam. Since its a exam week falls on the due date of this project. But still yet the pupils able to complete the project successfully.
5. Our Project Sound Bite
This will bring our kids to the next lever of learning. Moreover taking part in international competition is a bench mark for our school. This will effeminately can gives a lot of benefits for our kids in future. Such as a better internet facilities by the government or NGO to appreciate their willingness to participate in the competition although we are from a small town and not even a city community from Malaysia.
6. How did your activities and research for this CyberFair Project support standards, required coursework and curriculum standards?
Engaging in International Schools CyberFair Project has created an opportunity to connect learning across disciplines and to real life experiences these interactions with artist and organizers were learning for life. Subject areas covered in the course of carrying out activities include: History, Geography, Art, English, ICT, Event Management and Citizenship. The Internet has helped the students and allowed the student to create something never taught in a traditional classroom