Doors to Diplomacy Project ID: 7278

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Title: Mundo Haus Desire to Achieve Diplomacy through Recycling
Category: 7. Health and the Environment

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 15, 2012. They have participated in Doors to Diplomacy in the following year(s): 2011

Classes and Teachers: Florida Martin, Vincent Tabor, Jason, Jeremy, Jilliane, Sharla

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Project Overview

1. Description of Our Team

Four high school students decided to join the doors to diplomacy to prove that recycling can be brought to a whole new level. They wanted to show the creativity of one man in turning ordinary junks, into extraordinary equipments that could be used in his everyday life. The team consists of Jason Manio, Jeremy Tolentino, Jillianne Ursua, and Sharla Ibasitas, with the help of their teacher, Ms. Florida Martin. Eaxh of them played an important part in constructing this project.

2. Summary of Our Project

Our project is all about a man who turned junks into useful equipments. This project is intended to show the creativity of man pursuing his dream to excel in artistry & at the same time saving mother earth. It’s amazing to see a man’s determination to achieve his goals, despite of how hard his aim was. We are all aware about global warming but not all of us are striving to stop it. We want to promote on how simple things, like recycling, can be a big contribution in preventing global warming through our project.

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:more than 6

4. Problems We Had To Overcome

Our team had problems on time management, like when one or two of us were not able to meet with the group because of important agendas that they really needed to attend to. When the day of our interview came, on the way to the house, we were somewhat lost, but with confidence, we ask some of the residents where the “Mundo Haus” was, and they were very willing to help us and they told us the directions to the house. All these problems we encountered were given solutions through our teamwork and cooperation.

5. Our Project Sound Bite

'One man's trash is another man's treasure'

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

Our project helped us realize that everything, including junks can be utilized to become useful things. Our entire experiences made us see and develop our skills in speaking, photography, and the like. Our project made us realize the creativity that Filipinos can show.

Project Elements

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

Through the internet and television, we were informed about the house and we became intersted about it. We used a Nikon camera that was lent to us by a friend, to take pictures around the house. For the documentation of our interview, we used a Canon Powershot SD450 digital camera.

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

Our team acted as ambassadors both on-line and in person in different ways. In person we talked to the owner of the house, not only to the owner of the house but also some grown-ups as a group and with great confidence.

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

Our project became an inspiration for other people to showcase their creativity and resourcefulness. Through our project, we show people that everything is possible.

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

Our project can involve other community members by interviewing them on what is their insight on the project that we are working on.


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