1. Description of Our Team
Our group is made up of four people; Ram, Rafi, Xing Yao and Tian hao. Although we are currently studying in Singapore (RI), individually, we actually come from three different countries. Xing Yao and Tian hao, both 15 years old, are from China, Hubei province and are furthering their studies in Singapore. Rafi, 15, comes from Indonesia, Jakarta and is also furthering his studies in Singapore and Ram is the only native from Singapore. Our group is passionate about community service and we all actively take part in community service outlets. We all started to see terrorism in our own country as a national issue, but by time we see now that terrorism is a threat to the international field, and that it is actually happening around us every day. We come from different classes -although a same level- but this vision brought us together: to try to spread counter-terrorism measures to the everyday man. Our teacher mentor Mr. Eric Koh has given us great support and guidance throughout our project. He provided us with exercises to train our ability to brainstorm and idea sharing, and gave us important tips and instructions on our research.
2. Summary of Our Project
Our Project primarily aims to give everybody a head start before terrorism actually occurred around them; opening their views toward terrorism thus increasing their readiness when one actually occurs. With this, others may acknowledge that their actions may actually prevent a successful terrorist attack. Our methods will be simple. Through analyzing past events, we will categorize from similarity and differences, and through this categories, we will provide different actions-or solutions. We will also provide some precautionary actions that is doable for everyone, further increasing their readiness. Lastly, using the technology of the internet, we will spread the message to the people around the globe.
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:2-3
C. Connection speed used in the classroom:not sure
D. Number of years our classroom has been connected to the Internet:more than 6
E. Additional comments concerning your computer and/or Internet access (Optional):
4. Problems We Had To Overcome
- We lack local cases of terrorism. Terrorists and terrorists attack are rare in Singapore. - Because of the problem above, ordinary people have no idea about terrorism. Therefore, it’s hard to us to conduct a survey when people are totally not aware.
5. Our Project Sound Bite
Terrorism is the tactic of demanding the impossible, and demanding it at gunpoint.
CHRISTOPHER HITCHENS, 'Terrorism: Notes Toward a Definition
Fighting terrorism is like being a goalkeeper. You can make a hundred brilliant saves but the only shot that people remember is the one that gets past you.
PAUL WILKINSON, London Daily Telegraph, Sep. 1, 1992
6. How did your activities and research for this Doors to Diplomacy Project support standards, required coursework and curriculum standards?
Our project activities was part of our school’s academic component, called Research Education. Research on D2D enriches our general knowledge and allows us to go beyond the classroom and broaden our perspectives. We understand that eventhough our education system may seem restrictive, to the syllabus and exams or tests, it is true platforms such as this in which we are able to go beyond the syllabus and o what we like. The internet has been a immense plus point to this project as it is a break from the conventional reports and captures the attention of youth.