1. Description of Our Team
Our team is composed of three junior high students, Redd, Valerie and Juliza. We came together in this project because we believe that we would be able to help each other in accomplishing this task.
We chose to do this project because we believed that this generation needs to learn more about the idea of good leadership. Some people think that being the “boss” is a great advantage. In this project we hope to present that there in being a leader than having authority. We also chose Philex Mining Corporation as our target area because of its reputation of having stood despite problems and we were interested on how did the leaders worked so well to unite their employees.
2. Summary of Our Project
Philex Mining Corporation located at Padcal Tuba, Benguet, Philippines is a dynamic company that stood tall for more than fifty years despite several problems. Although a lot of people are against mining, Philex held its ground and proved that mining is good if it is coupled with responsibility. The people behind this mining corporation are aware that they did nothing wrong. Yes, mining maybe blamed for some destructions in the environment, but Philex Mining Corporation practices responsible mining activities who abide by environmental laws and civil rights; This mining group try their very best to prevent adverse environmental problems. Lastly, they change the view that mining causes environmental degradation but instead, it promoted environmental awareness not only to their employees but to the whole community as well. Philex tries its very best to be eco-friendly by disposing their chemical residues properly and promote tree planting activities. Philex Mines has done a lot for Benguet. They contributed to the development of road works and they also provide free education, hospital services and other numerous contributions to the family around it.
The company lives by its core values – integrity, teamwork, respect, efficiency and lastly, social and ecological responsibility. With these values, Philex is not only able to produce precious metals but also great leaders.
The company is the biggest copper and gold production in the Philippines. Thus, the company reaches out to other countries and their companies to support them in their production. With this, Philex became an agent for business partnership among nations.
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
Barriers we had to overcome were that we didn’t have sufficient time to do interviews and gather facts, mostly because of our other academic needs, everyday we are faced with assignments, projects, and presentations for each subject. And also because the person we were to interview is also a very busy person, he couldn’t afford to fit us into his schedule. But despite these hindrances, we sacrificed our time to continue this project. Some days wherein we weren’t given too much work, we would get together and continue with our project. We tried our best to arrange meetings and gather facts in order for this project to be a success.
5. Our Project Sound Bite
A good leader, must first be a good follower, as Mr. Milton Agyao always said. This project has helped us realize that leadership requires a strong character that can be able to lead people into cultural growth. We also believe that this generation has a lot of potential to become leaders someday in the future.
6. How did your activities and research for this Doors to Diplomacy Project support standards, required coursework and curriculum standards?
Standards, required coursework and curriculum standards? Our different ideas made this project very successful. Because of this project, we now know many unrecognized leaders in our communities. Because, nowadays we only consider leaders who have a lot of money, not the one who do what is right, and what is the best for everyone. With the help of different skills of our members it made our project less harder to make. The leader we chose for this project had many contributions and accomplishments for our city, and he believes that “A good leader, must be a good follower”. And also with the help of the company where he is in, they helped many people around them, like, building schools for the needy, slope stabilization, tree planting and other programs that will help other people, but these are only some of their contributions, there are a lot more contributions that they have made, most of the people say that mining is bad in the environment and we agreed with that, but as we know them deeply we knew that we were wrong, their company is responsible for their acts.