1. Description of Our Team
This can be found on this page in our website
2. Summary of Our Project
Every child in the world fears to fall prey to evil hands which would exploit them. After two consecutive years of making projects on social issues like foeticide and juvenile delinquency, St. Lawrence High School Borivli again returns with a promising project which will contribute to extinguishing this fire of child labour and especially its darkest form- CHILD TRAFFICKING. Looking at the increase in the number of cases of child trafficking,four students of St. Lawrence High School Borivli (West) have decided to shed light on this topic which has conjured many minds but still remains untouched and hidden under the vexing face of child labour. Our Project aims at arousing global minds and abolishing this social stigma.
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:4-6
C. Connection speed used in the classroom:dedicated connection
D. Number of years our classroom has been connected to the Internet:more than 6
4. Problems We Had To Overcome
The problems were trivial but unfortunately they started growing. At first we were in search of just-the-right topic. Going through loads of subjects and researching on various social issues we thought of CHILD TRAFFICKING. We also were going around taking permission to take interviews and get testimonials. We were lucky to meet the Mayor of Mumbai, Ward Corporator and the founder of an NGO who gave their testimonials. We also tried to connect to the children who were trafficked and then freed but no one was ready to comment on the topic. Once also during the project the computer hung and for a moment we thought that we lost all the information but fortunately one of us had the entire backup. There were goof-ups but we enjoyed every moment of it!
5. Our Project Sound Bite
The participation in the Doors to Diplomacy has not only given us the greed for knowledge but also forced us to think about social issues.
6. How did your activities and research for this Doors to Diplomacy Project support standards, required coursework and curriculum standards?
We had an interactive talk with Brother John Abraham who readily gave his inputs to the project. We also met the Mayor and the Corporator who readily helped us out. We wrote a letter to the United Nations Organization and we received an affirmative feedback. We thought of not only going national but International. We were shocked to read about the problems the trafficked children faced but at the end of the project we knew it was because of us people will be more aware about the ill effects of child labour especially child trafficking. We also got to meet the students of 'Ryan Radiant School' which is a non profitable organization initiated by our school itself. We also realized how important it was to introduce the problem in school curriculum as it would create awareness. We also went around telling everyone we met about the project we received an astounding response from everyone.