Doors to Diplomacy Project ID: 7276

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International Schools CyberFair Project Narrative
Title: Leader Lead Our Way
Category: 1. Leadership Traits

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

4 students, ages 14-16 worked together to complete this Doors to Diplomacy project on March 15, 2012. They have participated in Doors to Diplomacy in the following year(s): 2011

Classes and Teachers: Vincent Tabor, Florida Martin, Aaliyah, Alyssa, Hansol, Erina

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Our School's Web Site:

Project Overview

1. Description of Our Team

Our project involves the different leadership traits of the Miriam Defensor Santiago. This tells us how a leader commits to her people. Leadership Traits is defined as an integrated pattern of personal characteristics that reflect a range of organizational situation. When we are in the position of the higher level, it is important to have good haracteristics to show to others . Everyone is limited by what they are sure is possible. This inspires many leaders and encourage them more to work hard and to ead the people to the right path. In order to leadf and set direction, a leader need to appear confident. The leadership role only considers excellent people who understand that becoming a leader requires more than reading articles and fantasizing what a great leader should be. Our project contains how Miriam is extremely helpful and how she cares for the citizens. And if we try to understand more about leadership, we would find that there is leadership in all of us. For example, teachers, doctors, priests and pastors, even our own parents are leaders in their own way since all of them is what make you and they guide you to the rightful path. Through our presentation we hope that everybody could understand how hard it is to be a leader or official. Erina(14)- a student who likes reading novels.

Hansol (15)- a Korean student who likes watching dramas and Korean movies

Allyssa(15)- a high school student who loves photography and blogging.

Aaiyah(16)- a young student with a good handwriting and likes fashion and texting.

2. Summary of Our Project

Miriam Defensor Santiago was an elected judge who set good examples to everyone. She was recognized as one of the ten most outstanding professionals of the Philippine Junior Chamber of Commerce and was ranked 69th among the 100 most powerful women in the world. She filed the most number of bills in the senate which made the people in the Philippines idolize her because of her great leadership skills and capabilities to make the country disciplined. In our project, we made her as a good subject because of her courageous and brilliant crusade against corruption in the Philippines. She was cited “for bold and moral leadership in cleaning up a graft-ridden government agency”, charisma and her signature witticisms that teach every person to work hard and to never give up easily. Leadership in our project has been described as the process of social influence in which one person can enlist in the aid of support for others in the accomplishment of a common task. Like Miriam, every leader must embrace his/her powers and respect every right of his/her people. Good leaders are made not born. If you have the desire and will power, you can become an effective leader. The basis of good leadership is honorable character and selfless service to his/her organization. Back to our main subject, Miriam Defensor Santiago garnered many awards because of her great works and contributions tour society. She was announced the judge for International Criminal Court. This Anti-corruption Senator personally argued and won anti-charter change (cha-cha) case in Supreme Court and help the children have a secured welfare. Our main topic aims to build the inner self of one person and be a good ruler of a country, organization and other groups. Leaders were meant to lead the way, show the way to the right path.

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

Other group members were not helping during the making of the project. The time of making the project is very limited so we had to rush and it is hard to accomplish because we also need to review for our examinations but we are trying our best to finish this project. And we hope that we might work well so that we can accomplish it and hopefully we could finish all our requirements

5. Our Project Sound Bite

Women Can Be Leaders and Be the Best at that.

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

The Doors to DIplomacy is a course requirement in our Subject in Technology and Home Economics thus we were able to apply our knowledge in web design and research.

Project Elements

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

This list can include things like:

· number and type of computers: 2 laptops, 2 computers

· telephones: 3 telephones

· TV and radio stations: GMA News TV, ANC and CNN

· video and digital still cameras: Sony

· digitizers and scanners: Epson

· books, newspapers: The Philippine Daily Inquirer, The Philippine Star

Questions to Consider

· How did these tools help you?

- It helped us a lot since with ou it we wouldn’t have any content on our website.

· Where did you locate each tool?

- At home and at school

· Were any tools donated by businesses or schools?

- Yes, Internet cards were distributed by our school

· What were your most valuable tools? Why?

- Computers, because without it we wouldn’t be able to create a webpage nor participate in the doors to diplomacy competition.

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

We accepted every opinion or suggestion every person would request to improve our project as well as ourselves

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

Realizing that your web site may not have been up very long, describe how your involvement in this project has strengthened the 'relationship' between your school and your local community.

Questions to Consider

· How do you think your project make a difference?

- It is different because we understand that every people have different opinions.

· Have people in your community learned new things through your Web pages?

- Some people learn but some did not because maybe they already know the things we placed.

· Have other people around the world learned new things about your topic?

- Yes they said that they can understand our topic.

· Have you established some new working relationships with people in the community? Who besides you and your students has looked at your Web pages?

- Besides me and my group mates will going to look at our web pages and to manage our website so that most people will have an interest in learning about Miriam.

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

Other members of our society helped us a lot since they cooperated when we asked for advice and went to interview them.

5) Discoveries, Lessons and Surprises (Optional)

We learned that every leader is made not born. She/he is trained to lead the people in the future. We also learned that we can start leading ourselves and be a good role models just like saints to our modern society.


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