Doors to Diplomacy Project ID: 7229

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International Schools CyberFair Project Narrative
Title: A Man To Believe In
Category: 1. Leadership Traits

School: Saint Louis Laboratory High School
    Baguio City, Benguet, Philippines

4 students, ages 14-15 worked together to complete this Doors to Diplomacy project on March 14, 2012. They have participated in Doors to Diplomacy in the following year(s): 2011

Classes and Teachers: Vincent Tabor, Florida Martin, Kristine, Rhovil, Sherine, Laura

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Project Overview

1. Description of Our Team

Our group is composed of four students. Our group was formed because of a game called “The Boat is Sinking” that our teacher/ instructor facilitated during our class activity. As a group, we have done many things together, like, making our Christmas Belen project, and many more. We also have bonding with each other that makes our friendship deeper in a sense that we are helping each other in some of the things we need to work on. We do sometimes make assignments together. In other words, we are happy to have each other as a team and we are comfortable with each other. Our chosen project, Leadership Traits, is quite broad, however we will only focus on one person which is our President (in the Philippines) Benigno Simeon 'Noynoy' Cojuangco Aquino III or also called as “Pnoy” for us Filipinos.

2. Summary of Our Project

For our project, we will provide a brief background about him. Also, we will provide his achievements, unique skills and traits in to our country that helped to have a progress to our country. Our project will be a webpage wherein we it will have a homepage where the main topics will be divided for instance we will provide a link or links of our president's brief background or biography.We will also place our own insights on what we have learned from our president and with these insights we may also use it to summarize what a true leader's traits must have. Not only that, we will also add to our webpage our experiences from other leaders.

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:2-3

4. Problems We Had To Overcome

We think that there would be a lot of obstacles or problems that will come in our way as we do and finish our project.We consider that there will be our number one problem that we need to overcome and that is our misunderstandings as a team or group.We consider this as our major problem because there may be times that one will have to agree with one's decision and another may disagree.Another problem that we need to overcome will be also on how we will come up with a webpage that is worth learning and reading for and how it will be that presentable to the readers or users of our said webpage.For us, a solution to our two main problems, is we together as a group or team will make or to have a plan that we think may be the best that will give us a webpage that we expect to have and if there will be a misunderstanding we will try to find a way to agree upon one's decision in that way it will give us the webpage that we like to be.It maybe difficult for us to be having these kind of solutions but we as a group hope that we will finish the said webpage the one that we know will give knowledge and learning to everyone.

5. Our Project Sound Bite

Our one sentence quotation that will summarize our participants is 'The man who has done his level best and is conscious he has done his best is a success even though the world may write him down as a failure~B.C. Forbes'.This is a quotation we choose because our project is all about leadership traits and it talks about our present President Noynoy Aquino and we know that it would be very hard for everyone to imitate our president's traits that may lead to be a good leader but we know if everyone of us, in school, our community have a similar trait that our president have that helps in serving or helping other people we may consider ourselves to have already gained success even though we think that there are still people who dislike or oppose us because it is just normal to have people to dislike maybe because of jealousy.

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

In our project our content standards that our project address wishes is that the standards being a good leader itself.These maybe one's personal qualities, setting direction and delivering service.This webpage is really fitting to our school or the community it is because with our webpage it will serve as a guide on how to be able to shape oneself that will become a person who can consider himself or herself as a leader that will lead a specific place like our president -our example, and it may serve as a tool that may become a role model.With these, we may learn in the future to know and understand our differences as a person and may it be something that will let our relationship as a team stronger.Through this we will already become people that will fully understand and may know all the reasons behind such issues that is happening around the world- i.e war, and also we will fully have a knowledge on how a true leader must do to help his or her country's security, economy etc.Lastly, for our group we know that the Internet will help us a lot in sorts of fields but it is more effective for us to teach in traditional ways for evryone to fully understand something.

Project Elements

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

Tools like books, magazines, and some newspapers from our school library would help us in completing our project.We will also be using our internet access in our homes to get more information.These tools will help us in gathering information about our current president, Benigno Simeon Cojuangco Aquino III which we chose as an example of our category,Leadership Traits.We have located each tool with the help of our school library.Other than that, other resources that we will be needing are from the different internet sites.We can tell that all of these resources will be valuable in completing our project because each of them will contribute in the information that we will be gathering.

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 project by setting all the information needed in our website regarding our category.We will be defending our project and encourage many people to visit our website.We will assure you that our website can produce and guide you in enriching your knowledge towards our current president, Benigno Simeon Cojuangco Aquino III whom we chose as an exemplary person which has good leadership traits.We aim to have a productive website which would impress everyone who sees it.If possible, we expect some visitors/recommendations from the viewers of our website so that our website would be put in to more exposure and to give knowledge to more viewers.

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

Based on our category, Leadership Traits, we expect that this project would make a difference on how people especially those who are aspiring leaders of our community would act.Hopefully, through this project, we will have the chance to introduce our beloved president, Benigno Simeon Cojuagco Aquino III to the world and show them how he exemplifies as a good leader.Furthermore, we will also get the chance to be giving more knowledge to our fellow citizens about our president with his secrets and traits in being a good leader.We hope to establish a working relationship with our fellow citizens in promoting our president and making a good impression for him.We would be expecting good feedbacks from our viewers and be hoping that they will be learning much from our website.

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

Our project did involve some of members of our community like our parents, relatives and some friends.Our entry needs a lot of advice and help to complete it.Our 'helpers' may help us a lot in our entry and they can make our project more presentable a meaningful for our viewers to read or sight.We admit that our project may not be a presentable and good looking project but we will assure that the things that our elders or some sources gave us will be emphasized.


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