Doors to Diplomacy Participants

Saint Louis University Laboratory High School (2012 Doors to Diplomacy Project ID 7298)
Philippines, Benguet, Baguio City
Official Status: Final Project: Ready for Judging
Category: 3. Trade/International Economics

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

Description of Our Team: "Anjanette A., 14, is smart and responsible. She is a member of the Louisian Club, the school’s newspaper club; here, she will show her skills in writing.

Guirlene B., 14, is an intelligent student who believes that with creative minds, countries will prosper Angelica R., 15, is a talented writer and she’s a perfectionist, so we are assured that our project won’t go wrong. Deanna T., 15, is good in communicating and socializing which was a really big advantage during the interview. "

Project Description: "The group aims to show the perseverance inherent in the Filipino people. We keep positive attitude through the hardships we encounter. We have the spirit to carry on no matter what happens. We still manage to bring out a smile after everything we have experienced. Together, Filipinos were able to overcome the challenges that our country had faced by finding solutions that is inexpensive and indigenous. This brings us to “The Water Lily Project”. How could this so – called trash turn into a profitable thing? These past years, Filipinos had encountered many calamities, specifically typhoons. These destructions tested our strength and perseverance as one nation. Nevertheless, the Filipinos found ways to rise once again from the havoc caused by the disasters of nature. We work as one to come up with innovative ideas that could both help improve the livelihood of the people and at the same time eradicate the so – called trash. In the Philippines, water lilies are one of the major factors of massive floods due to the clogging of our waterways and river systems. It doesn’t only disrupt its normal flow but it also prevents people from doing productive activities like fishing and boating. Filipinos found ways to solve this problem. A very good example is the utilization of water lilies as the primary raw material in making indigenous products. This is done by using water lily stalks as fibers for different products such as bags, baskets, decorations and other similar items. It will definitely contribute to the Philippine Industry: The Water Lily Project. Sharing our site may act as a bridge for better international relations. The Philippines has been considered one of the top countries hit by natural disasters last 2011, our economy was vastly affected. Through projects like this, we hope that the Philippines will stand still with the help of the international community. "

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