Doors to Diplomacy Project ID: 6973

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International Schools CyberFair Project Narrative
Title: Communication : Way of Building Relations
Category: 8. Arts and Culture

School: St. Xavier's High School, MIDC, Hingna, Nagpur.
    Nagpur, Maharashtra, India

3 students, ages 14,14,14 worked together to complete this Doors to Diplomacy project on February 29, 2012. They have participated in Doors to Diplomacy in the following year(s): 2010,2011,2012

Classes and Teachers: Manisha Ghadge, Twinkle, Nishchal, Archan.

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Project Overview

1. Description of Our Team

Our group is made of three students, called Twinkle, Archan, Nishchal. We started working as a group after being intrigued by Nishchal's initial idea of discussing communication.Twinkle, 14, main job was to work on the some of the culture and language guides; specifically focused on Urdu, Bangla and Tamil or Sinhalese. Archan, 14, his job was to work on some of the culture and language guides specifically with his knowledge of Japanese, Burmese and Chinese Language. Nishchal, 14, he also worked on the language and culture guides; specifically with his background knowledge of Hindi, Persian and Russian. Mr. Anand Ghodki our teacher worked along with us every step of the way. His vast knowledge and encouragement was invaluable to the success of our group. We appreciate all those who helped us along the way.

2. Summary of Our Project

Diplomacy, according to Webster's vest Pocket Dictionary, means affairs between political entities: finesse and tact. We made this website to promote diplomacy by teaching about different languages and cultures of Asian countries. Public relation plays vital role in bringing social harmony. Public relation is an intricately woven network and important link between organizations and society. It plays an important role in bringing about transparency and ethical dealing between organizations, Governments, Media and society. We think that knowing each other and learning each other's culture and language may help promote friendly relations between countries. This will also help maintain peace among the countries and would help make this world a better place!!

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 encountered was less of co operation of team mates till 2011. But we were able to overcome this problem in 2012. Since every one was in active mode to finish this project we started working day and night but then we were followed by the network connection problem which was due to the overload of school server. We didn’t give up and started working at our home. One more problem we faced was that we were not able to attend much of the classes since the network was slow and we were not able to save our project in time.

5. Our Project Sound Bite

Our project was liked by our school mates, teachers, parents, relatives and list goes on. Our project helped many students to know about different countries, their culture and languages. Our project also affected local communities by providing easily accessible information that anyone could attain when desired.

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

Most of the information for project was gathered in social studies class and it helped us a lot to attain the information about the eastern countries. We were successful in understand the politics and the views of the locals towards their culture. We were able to learn many new languages. We also came to know the common behavior of the locals, their belief and much more. Not only did we gather new information about nations,, but we were able to learn new ways of communication with the locals. We learned a lot about communication and how it is useful in one’s life.

Project Elements

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

We use a lot of different things to complete our project. We used a desktop PC with Win XP Pro at our school to manage our work and use the Internet. We used Google chrome to create our website using Wix. We use a lot of Google software to translate, to save the word docs and to share our information through web. Our key software that helped build our project was shockwave flash player which was preinstalled in chrome and helped a lot to boost the flash object since our website is made entirely on flash builder. These tools were a key to our success in making an awesome website!

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

We understand that communications help us develop global relations and community without communication is incomplete! Communication is a way by which people are able to represent themselves and help them develop socially. Our doors to diplomacy project help every one to understand each other and act as a guide to communicate with other communities. Our project teaches different languages of different countries and also provides the basic information about their country and culture.

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

Our will definitely help make a change in thinking of all the people. It will help them understand the culture and languages of different countries and will try to communicate with them and make good relations. Our project will help many to brush up and update their knowledge about different countries and people. It will help create peace and love all over the world making global communications stronger and effective.

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

We were helped by a lot of different people. We had many helpers throughout our project. We initiated of project with the help of our social studies and language teachers. We first started by taking ideas from different members of the society online. We took the views of our teachers and the locals about communication and its different forms and how it is helpful in one’s life. We then started by searching the net about the topic. Most of the Nishchal use to do Google on terms like communication, culture, language and diplomacy in communication. Twinkle used to sit on a different Computer and rarely interact with us. But she helped us a lot. We got most of the help from our respected Sir Anand Ghodki and Miss Manisha Ghadge. They both helped us in how to be Diplomatic in topics like communication. Archan our third team mate helped us in how to use Wix and a website a wonderful one! The whole design was prepared by Archan.

5) Discoveries, Lessons and Surprises (Optional)

Our Doors to Diplomacy project was a tremendously educational experience for us all. We all learned how to use Wix website creator and learned a lot about domain naming system. Other than that we also learned the ways of communication, how to make a better use of language to develop a good relation. We also came to know the cultures of different nations in the world. It was a tremendously educational experience for us all.


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