Doors to Diplomacy Project ID: 6926

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International Schools CyberFair Project Narrative
Title: Peacekeepers
Category: 2. Promotion of Peace and Democracy: Social Issues

School: Ryan International School
    Faridabad, Haryana , India

4 students, ages 17 worked together to complete this Doors to Diplomacy project on March 15, 2012. They have participated in Doors to Diplomacy in the following year(s): 2011

Classes and Teachers: Mr. Sudhir Dwivedi, Adarsh, Akshay, Shifa, Rishav

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Our School's Web Site:

Project Overview

1. Description of Our Team

A fist symbolizes accumulated energy where in the individuals credential of every finger are tapped and used in optimum to view the visual and intellectual treat. The grip of the fist kept getting stronger with infants corning authentically and belief in the project whole heartedly by every team member. As our grade 11th started, Shifa, 17, Rishav, 17, Adarsh, 17 and Akshay 17, were approached for this competition. The idea of this competition was understood and we gave our names as a team for this competition. All of us joined together as a team as all the students had a sync and understanding towards the concept of the competition. Here, Rishav and Akshay, having great knowledge of the latest happenings on internet, were the people who did the job of making the website i.e. the designing, uploading all the information and looking into the technical matter related to the project website. Shifa and Adarsh, having all the skills over writing, explanation and presenting the work in a simple yet formal manner, were the people who wrote all the information that has been uploaded in the website. Our coach, Mr. Sudhir helped us in providing aid in minute problems; they also gave us the overall platform in school to work upon this project. They availed us with all the equipments and things required from the school, for smooth working process of the project.

2. Summary of Our Project

“Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes.” -Mahatma Gandhi “Every Ryanite is a king in the making and in Jesus I See My Dreams fulfilled” this is the vision of our chairman sir Dr. Augustine F. Pinto. Peace keepers discusses about the past unrest in countries like Bolivia, Kosovo, Nepal and Libya and concluding stability which further led to establishment of people’s government. It emphasizes on the need of a stable and representative form of government for prosperity and development of the nation. This project tells you about the entire historical background of the nation, the struggles faced by the citizens of the nation and how they acted to bring social rest in the nation i.e. by bringing a stabilized government in the region. It shares the contribution of the United Nations (UN) to bring peace in the nation and the diplomatic relations with other neighboring and distant nations are also shared with the viewers.

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:4-6

4. Problems We Had To Overcome

The main problem we had to face during this project was of “time”, which is a major issue. All the students have been busy with their academic schedule. But managed to balance their academics as well their online project also, very well by working late and utilizing their free classes to work on this project. The Willingness to work on such a great platform also motivated the students. We also had to face the technical challenges posed by web design. While uploading the content on the website, we faced the problem of word limit of data. Our content was exceeding the limit that is of 800 KB. So, we had to reduce the content part by reducing the number of topics. Also, the website proved to be recalcitrant and uncooperative at times, but with a little tinkering and a little assistance from the Help menu, everything worked! In spite of problems encountered, all the students managed to complete this project in the best way possible.

5. Our Project Sound Bite

This Online Project competition has taught all the students, about the efforts required in the making up of a website. Working as a team, how they will work in future in the open world was a new exposure for all of them. The importance of peace and a people-friendly government was understood by all the students. Being blessed with such a nation gave rise to pride as well as patriotic feelings in the students.

6. How did your activities and research for this Doors to Diplomacy Project support standards, required coursework and curriculum standards?

Our project on peace is addressed to entire global community , each and every student of our school saying about 3600 of them were the part of this project , they participated in the various activities and competition conducted based on global issues regarding peace this helped in including global awareness in students. It also helps the teachers in making the teaching process more interesting and effective. Internet was indeed a boon for us during the project as we all could interact with each other on line.

Project Elements

1) What information tools & technologies did you used to complete your Doors to Diplomacy project?

Internet and laptops has been very important tool for the students to work on this project. All the students had their own laptops which they used in the making of this website. The Computers and internet connection provided by the school and at home also was a part of tools that we used while doing this project. The other tools used by the students include Digital Still cameras for clicking images, computer software’s such as Microsoft Word and Photoshop for word and image editing respectively. Libraries were approached for the selection of the topic of the project as well as the selection of subtopics in the project and Books and Newspapers were referred to the latest information on such subtopics. When the students could not meet up or have a discussion over the issue, all of them were in contact with each other to exchange ideas, how to implement, what to do, how to do, what has been done, what our next target to achieve, etc. Our cellular phones helped us to be in regular contact either by phone call or text messages.

2) In what ways did you act as "ambassadors" and spokespersons for your Doors to Diplomacy project both on-line and in person.

We will act as “Ambassadors” of our website Peacekeepers, by promoting it mostly through internet. As all the students are familiar with the connection across the globe, this will help all of them in the “advertising” part of the project. We wish to make pages and groups on very much popular Facebook Here is the link to our facebook page: The team has already started informing the friends and acquaintances about the website project over which the team had been working on and have asked for their reviews over that also.

3) What has been the impact of your project on your community?

Our project is indeed a path breaking trend which says peace is very important for nations to grow. The struggles of the people generate patriotism in the viewers. One realizes the hard history of their nation and the struggle of various people to achieve freedom which we enjoy the most but do not give regard to. Hence our project makes students more humble and patriotic.

4) How did your project involve other members of your community as helpers and volunteers?

Our project did not involve with the other members of the community as helpers in this project. Major work which can be seen on the website is done by Shifa, Akshay, Adarsh and Rishav, with consistent dedication, co-ordination and of course guidance by the coach, Mr. Sudhir.


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