Doors to Diplomacy Project ID: 7178

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International Schools CyberFair Project Narrative
Title: Proud to be Egyptian
Category: 2. Promotion of Peace and Democracy: Social Issues

School: Mostafa Kamel Integrated
    Giza, Giza, Egypt

4 students, ages 16-17 worked together to complete this Doors to Diplomacy project on March 16, 2012. They have participated in Doors to Diplomacy in the following year(s): 2008.2010.2011

Classes and Teachers: Mohamed El Naggar,Alaa, Asmaa, Fatima and Mariam

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Our School's Web Site: http://

Project Overview

1. Description of Our Team

It wasn’t hard for us to goin and work in one team because we’re close friends. We joined this competition to improve our language and knowledge in addition to talk with other people & exchange experience. Our school told us about the competition. We make team and took part on it. We work together to make the project. We divided the tasks. Every one of us took part in the project. We cooperate to make it. Mariam make website & we helped her in it. Alaa, Asmaa and Fatima start to search for the information & data. We all go to some place to take photos we need in our project. We all work as one hand. Arabic is our mother tongue. We need someone to check our writing in English. So we went to Miss Amira Hassan (our English teacher) to help us. Mr. Tarek and Mr. Mohamed were connected us with GSH. They gave us courses to learn us how to make website & how to work in the project. Also they tell us the rules of competition.

2. Summary of Our Project

We will speak about Egyptian revolution. It was peaceful, white and attracts the attention of the whole world. We chose this topic to explain for the world what's really happen in it. We won't shed light on the political or economic side. But we are going to talk about traditions of Egyptian, what they had learned and what morals they get from it. One of presidents said about the revolution: 'There is nothing new in Egypt, Egyptian made history as usual'.

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:dedicated connection

D. Number of years our classroom has been connected to the Internet:1

E. Additional comments concerning your computer and/or Internet access (Optional):

First: we took a training course at our school with Mr. Tarek and Mr. Mohamed. They touch us how to join Doors to Diplomacy competition, and helped us to know all rules and information about it. We didn't use the internet in our training course. When we finished the course we didn’t have to go to the school so we worked together in our homes and all the internet we used was in our homes..

4. Problems We Had To Overcome

The biggest problem we had to overcome was undocumented for all events which happened during the revolution. We couldn’t find document sources so, we had to get information and take photos with our selves. On the hand, English isn’t our first language so; we hardly translated our information by ourselves. Also we were very busy because of studying at school and exams. In addition to lack of security in our country which made us couldn’t meet.

5. Our Project Sound Bite

Barack Obama: (We must educate our children to become as young people of Egypt). Prime Minister of Italy: (There is nothing new in Egypt .The Egyptian people are making history as usual). We will not talk about the political side and economic side but we will go insides the people and see everything had happen with them in those days.

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

The project developed our skills in language and technology. We became more able to speak and write English (essay, narrative and summary). Also we learn how to make or create website by ourselves.In addition to search about information in correct ways.

Project Elements

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

Computers, Laptops, Researches in the Internet, Printer, and Microsoft word, Flash desk, Mobile phones, Newspaper, Magazines and Books.

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 speak about Egyptian revolution. It was peaceful, white and attracts the attention of the world. We choose this topic to explain for the world what's really happen in it. We won't shed light on the political or economic side. Butwe are going to talk about traditions of Egyptian. What they had learned and what morals they get from it.

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

In our community it's consider good thing to involve in this project because our fathers, relatives and friends were in the streets in the revolution with demonstrators to restore our rights or in the public committees to protect us from bullies due to the withdrawal of police. They weren't supposed that anybody will consider their sacrifice to get freedom and dignity heroism act and document it too. Really we are proud to be Egyptians Our project like a paper show all the world who are we? What's our culture? What are our traditions? How our revolution can be?!! So, we give in our project the real vision of Egyptian revolution.

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

Our school made us knew the competition and take part in it - Miss Amira Hassan (English teacher in el wafaa el azhary privet school for girls): she helps us to write our project in English even Arabic is our mother tongue - Our mothers and fathers gave us ideas to use in our project You can say that internet, school, teachers and parents were our only helpers but the main thing was working together and cooperation to complete or perform our tasks in the project.

5) Discoveries, Lessons and Surprises (Optional)

The biggest problem we have faced that the revolution didn’t documented yet especially that we had to start our project after the Mubarak stepped down so we had to do a lot of searches & go a lot of places to Gina information & we had to write about what we had lived & saw in this time especially that all the member of the team went to el t7rer square during the devotion & we saw by ourselves what really happen & we had a lot of relative was their during the revolution maybe that was the most big problem we faced. In the other hand we have a lot of great time during the project we have to go some especial places to take some photos for what people have do after the revolution like el m3ady & om 5anan we had learned a lot of morals like team work &responsibility, how to do research, how to do research, Cooperation & a lot of amazing things


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