1) What information tools & technologies did you used to complete your Doors to Diplomacy project?
1.) Desktop Personal Computer (PC) (Operating System: Windows XP) –This tool is used to help us communicate and to find information through the use of the Internet through articles and stories. 2.) Camera (Nikon D300s) – It is used as our apparatus to create a video.
1.) Adobe Photoshop CS5 (Demo) – It is used to edit some of our images and to bring color to the eyes of the viewers. 2.) Microsoft Movie Maker – This is our video editor for the video. 3.) Microsoft Word 2003/2007 – It is used to hold all our content that we got from different sources and it is used to write our draft for the website. 4.) Web Browser (Google Chrome) – It is the web browser that we primarily used when accessing to the Internet. a. Weebly.com – It is used in our project as our website-creator. Originally, we intend to create a website out of our knowledge of HTML and CSS but with the limited amount of time, our coach has allowed us to use website-creator sites.
The school provides some of the technologies we will be using. All of them can be considered as our valuable tools. Absence of one can bring issues to us. These tools are helpful enough in achieving our idea.
2) In what ways did you act as "ambassadors" and spokespersons for your Doors to Diplomacy project both on-line and in person.
To represent our project is an opportunity for our project. It is indeed a privilege since we want to express diplomacy through the Internet.
ON-LINE: In this modern age, people have relied the use of new and advancing technologies. One technology that helped man is the Internet; many people, worldwide, are being induced of its capabilities. Therefore, representing our project on-line has strong effect especially to the youth. Representing our project on-line calls us to express our project in our ways in communicating through others through the Internet.
IN PERSON: As persons, we represented this by becoming a model of our idea. Becoming a model is not being hypocritical. We can become model to our idea, that is that diplomacy is strong and crucial to the society, by solving ideas peacefully. This advocacy of ours, we certainly believe, is strong. This advocacy of ours, and becoming a model for it, can induce beneficial effects by protecting the dignity and rights of others. It is a way of respecting the viewpoints of people and not induces war. Becoming a model, for us, is a way to represent our project because we see its beneficial effects to all.
3) What has been the impact of your project on your community?
With this project, it has made more people aware of the current situations in the community; we have made them aware of the things that would help them improve their status in life and the things that would deteriorate them in their everyday activities. In this way, the community can prepare itself over the issues and the situations that will happen in future time and be able to respond so as not to avoid disparity and distress. This project, when read, can influence others to respect the dignity and rights of others. It can promote and enhance the identity of person towards interaction between others, thus improving relationships that can have beneficial effects to the parties involved for the sake of the society. This project is indeed beneficial to the members of the community who have been confused with the issues, who have been in poverty, who have been abused, and who are trying to make an effort to change the status of the community.
4) How did your project involve other members of your community as helpers and volunteers?
Along the road when searching for information, we have discovered several websites giving self-opinions to the issue. There were blogs about the issue at the same time stories of people being confused regarding the issue. Their experiences through these references have given a point of reference for us the need of the masses for the issue to be solved. They gave us an idea the scale on how big the society wants this issue to end. It was certainly big and with this information gave us the idea on how should we relate the issue to the society and therefore make the project more concrete in nature that will to get to our point. In these references, they have helped us to connect the issue to them.
5) Discoveries, Lessons and Surprises (Optional)
This project made us see and become aware of the current situations happening in our community and see the degree of the issue. We have discovered a surprising fact of the people’s desire and need for issues to be solved in a very big scale. This fact enabled us to take part and to express our points on what should be the solution to this issue. Indeed, this project we could say made us aware of our situations in this country.
Another thing we have learned is the dignity of others, that each person has a dignity to be respected and not be owned by a force because we are free people living in a sovereign world. We have learned that rights indeed define the identity of the individual and thus not to abuse it.
The most important thing we have discovered is the power of diplomacy in our daily lives. In our website, we have indeed proven a fact that diplomacy is important at the same time crucial to humanity. With diplomacy, we can improve our interaction with others and relationship for the sake of the community and to improve or enhance and to gain more benefits for all.
We have discovered that “War is the result of failure of diplomacy”.