1. Description of Our Community
Located at the southernmost part of Metro Manila, our community, Muntinlupa City is one of the highly urbanized cities across the country and is nicknamed “Emerald City of the Philippines” by the tourism management. Not only is it beautiful in terms of its environment but also are the people in the community itself. Several programs that promote education were established by the city Mayor Jaime Fresnedi such as the Muntinlupa Scholarship Program wherein educational assistance are given to the youth through monthly cash allowance and the annual search for the Ten Muntinlupa Outstanding Students (10MOST). In 2016, the city was acknowledged as the Most Child-Friendly City in the National Capital Region (NCR) and was given the seal of Child-Friendly Local Governance.
2. Summary of Our Project
Muntinlupa, full of talented and aspiring leaders, students, and overall, a community. A place where people can see the true beauty and culture of Filipinos. This is a place full of finding happiness, talents, and dreams. This is where you can be who you want and achieve everything the future holds for you. Connected to this year’s theme “Remember and Unite”, we came up with an idea of doing a research about our City’s outstanding students which can be a big help to our community. We are aiming to inspire every student to excel in their studies. Being proud to have students who excel, Muntinlupa is having an annual event called Ten Muntinlupa Outstanding Students (10MOST). It is a search for the best junior high students to recognize Muntinlupa’s “crème de la crème” (the very best) through Muntinlupa Scholarship Program. We wanted to show the other students how the 10 MOST prepared and what kind of problems they faced during the search for the best students.
10 MOST, Muntinlupa Outstanding Students, was made to showcase the talents and capabilities of students in Muntinlupa. It enables them to build new friendships, skills and talents. This has been a program ongoing since 1993 and most students become successful, not only outside Muntinlupa, but also outside the Philippines. They’ve crossed foreign waters to showcase the true talents of Filipinos.
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:more than 6
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):
Most of the internet connection we used for this project was provided by our school through our computer laboratory. Having our whole team divided into two, the researchers and designers, being able to communicate at ease was not a problem because of our accessibility to our emails and internet. We mostly discuss and coordinate with each other to share ideas and finalize decisions we have to make. To make things easier and faster, we assigned certain tasks to each other to let each member work on different parts of the project. Aside from using our school computer laboratory’s internet, most of our team members provided an extra amount of their time and worked on their assigned tasks at home by using their own laptop and internet connection. We would say that access to the internet did become not much of a problem for it actually made us do our project easier and help us complete it on time.
4. Problems We Had To Overcome
One of the problems we had to overcome is that our school activities have intertwined with the schedule of our training and project making for Cyberfair 2020. Our personal time is also conflicting with each other so we can't work collectively as a whole sometimes but it taught us how to manage our time and be more responsible.
5. Our Project Sound Bite
Our participation in the International Schools Cyberfair helped us learn more about how much our community value education and through this website about 10MOST, we could inspire and influence others to do the same.
6. How did your activities and research for this CyberFair Project support standards, required coursework and curriculum standards?
This project will be useful in inspiring other students to do well in their academics as well as to give opportunities for the students to find their talent and passion. The most important value that we learned is that we have to make use of our time wisely and efficiently. Our anticipated result is that each member of our community will have the courage to try other things for them to find their happiness and goals. In this project, we learned more about research and design. We also learned how to be productive and how to manage our time properly. We socialized and worked together with different grade levels. This project has helped us become better students and movers of society. With the help of this project, we became more open-minded. We make sure we understand what to do before we do a certain task. This project has helped us for our artificial intelligence/computer class. We found it easier to use computers because it can gather and process information in just one click, instead of visiting a library and finding the information in books, newspapers, magazines, etc. It has developed our skills for excelling in the artificial intelligence class. This project has opened up our eyes and showed us that we are very blessed with the unique education system of the Philippines especially our city, Muntinlupa, which is very considerate and consistent in rewarding the talented students studying here.
Through this experience, we also help people become more aware about the education system and programs of the community. It is not only us that become more aware, but also the other people who keep striving and pursuing their goals in Muntinlupa. Sir Alvin Veron, the head of 10MOST, stated “Every student is capable.” Our project serves as a motivation for students to do their best in order to be supported financially.