Doors to Diplomacy Participants

Saint Louis University Laboratory High School (2012 Doors to Diplomacy Project ID 7278)
Philippines, Benguet, Baguio City
Official Status: Final Project: Ready for Judging
Category: 7. Health and the Environment

We estimate 4 student(s) from 14 to 15 will work on this entry.

Description of Our Team: "Jason M. He's the one who made suggestions to the team but still needs his group mates’ opinion to guide him just in case his idea is too weird or he got side tracked. Jeremy T. He’s adventurous and he likes to discover new things that would increase his knowledge. Jillianne U. She is hoping to be a journalist, she is very sociable and outgoing. Sharla I. She's a small girl but even though she’s small, she knows how to dream and think big."

Project Description: "We chose this topic because it exemplifies our capabilities when it comes to being creative & resourceful. Our topic is about a house that was built during the late 1970's. It is not an ordinary house, it is not a usual house that is made from a normal door with a welcoming doorstep, a normal couch bought from the furniture store. It is not a the usual house that we see everyday because of many unusual materials that you see in it. Where will you ever find a defective oven serving as a mailbox, and a defective television transformed into a table or a window? The optimism of Sir Edmundo Manguba (the owner of the house) astonished us because he turned negative situations to positive ones where he used his occupation as an artist to present recycling at a different level. During the interview, he told us that being an artist is not that easy, because all artists are creative but to stand out from the other artists, you need to think outside the box and show the world that you still have a lot of ideas in store for the people who are craving for something new. Because of that, we would like to help him fulfill his dream of helping the world lessen garbage by transforming “junk” to useful things. Our website is to promote an environment-friendly structure, because we know our world is in danger due to Global Warming, and one of the main reason is we don’t know how to regulate our trash properly. What is done is done; we can still stop this and lessen this negative phenomenon that is occurring in our planet by sharing our knowledge and at the same time amusing the viewers with the creativity of a man whose dream of standing out from other artists. If all of us unite in disposing our trash properly and be creative to transform defective materials into new useful things, our dream of a clean and healthy environment will be achieved. "

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