Doors to Diplomacy Project ID: 7261

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International Schools CyberFair Project Narrative
Title: Saving Valuable Remains
Category: 7. Health and the Environment

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

4 students, ages 15 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): 2011

Classes and Teachers: Vincent Tabor, Florida Martin, Marco, Junardo, Marj, Jeremy

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Project Overview

1. Description of Our Team

We join the said project because of our colossal desire for starting a “metanoia” within ourselves and our world. We want to share to the world the problems our remaining treasures are facing and the solutions we think that would be helpful using the internet thus discovering new things and having fun at the same time.

Marco, 15, is the team’s rapturous and active member. He helped the team simply by expressing his thoughts, ideas, and concepts and by simply doing his best in finding the best graphical resources and information to be used in our project.

Junardo, 15, or most commonly known as “Jolo” has a really broad understanding. he doesn’t contradict other’s opinion if he knows that it will turn out to be right and be frank if he knows that the opinion will not help a lot. He helped our team in searching for information about Palawan to be indicated in our website for the readers to know what we may lose if we continue this unjust actions we do against the remaining treasures of Palawan.

Marj, 15, is assiduous and creative member of the team. He has a sense of creativity in such a way that he creates great original ideas and concepts for our project. Other than that, he is also industrious thus, trying to do his best in finishing the same task fast and thoroughly. He helped the team by editing some photos, creating the website’s logo and searching for additional information to be used in our website.

Jeremy, 15, is really helpful and benevolent. He will do any task given to him punctually and without any complain (i.e. the task is hard). He helped the team by searching for additional information that will awake the readers about the recent situations of our mother nature.

2. Summary of Our Project

For the past months, Palawan, the last frontier of the country, is experiencing different problems. One of it is mining which ravaged the forests, caused floods and siltation of rivers and farmlands. Mining produces great help in the country’s economy. Knowing this massive effect of mining to the natural treasures of Palawan, still mining companies continue their operations thus; our group will not be surprised if one day the country will suffer greatly. Fortunately, different non-government organizations are making their move to remove this thorn in the ecological treasures of the country and our group is planning to be one of them through this meaningful project, truly, a step towards “The Doors to Diplomacy”.

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:more than 6

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

Time- we had a great problem when it comes to time management. We had a problem because the time allotted in making the project, specifically, project elements and overview, is also the time we need to review for our upcoming periodical exam. Imparting thoughts and ideas- we have a problem in sharing thoughts for several reasons. One is that someone may contradict, oppose or may don’t like our individual concepts for our project. Another is that we are worried that it may not turn out to be easy and right.

5. Our Project Sound Bite

This project has awakened us from the truth of what is really happening to our environment. It also taught us several things that we can use for our daily lives. Frankly, this project is really hard and may push you through your limits but after finishing it, we feel really proud of ourselves.

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

This project is a requirement for our 3rd and 4th grading period. The project elements and overview are requirement for 3rd grading period and the webpage is for 4th grading period. We learned to budget our time wisely for us to finish the project in the given time. Through this project, we are able to see the things that are happening to our society most specially, to our environment and the problems it is facing. We learned that through this project, we are able to become a spokesperson of the people who wants to make a stand and the environment.

Project Elements

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

The Material we used were, Video Camera, Computer, Laptop and the Internet.

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

Through giving information to the general public about the depleting natural resources we acted as ambassadors for those who needs protection but could not speak.

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

Through our website we aim to inform the people on the reality of the depletion of our natural resources and what we can all do to save the remaining resources we have.

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

By way of interview and data gathering we were able to involve our community in this endeavor.


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