CyberFair Project ID: 4233

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International Schools CyberFair Project Narrative
Title: Soccer, and Its Power
Category: 8. Local Music and Art Forms

School: Mfantsipim School
    Cape Coast, Central Region, Ghana

3 students, ages 16/17/15 worked together to complete this CyberFair project on February 28, 2006. They have participated in CyberFair in the following year(s): 2005

Classes and Teachers: Harry K. Tetteh/Anne Lambert/Jeffrey/Felix and Javier

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Project Overview

1. Description of Our Team

For such a project which has a heap of work and burden, it called for hardworking and dedicated members who were ready to forego any equally important thing to their lives and see to it that the light of a day to come falls on this our project which was once pictured in a scheduled recesses of our brains. For we believe that through this all will realise the powers soccer exercise so far as this our world is concerned .Felix and Jeffrey were the members of this group. Jeffrey is 16 years old and a second year science student of Mfantsipim School. He is 5.5 feet tall, dark in complexion and has a somewhat muscular body. He has small eyes, flat nose and evenly sized teeth. Jeffrey hails from Anomabu in the Central Region of Ghana but resides at new site a suburb of Takoradi, he is currently in Cape Coast where in schooling. Jeffrey has great interest in both playing and watching soccer and be a promising star if he continues hard but he is aspiring to be a medical practitioner. Felix is also 17years and a second year science student of Mfantsipim School.He is 5.7 feet tall and dark in complexion. He has a broad face with a flat nose and bulging eyes .He is native of Twifo Agona also in the Central region but stays at Newsite, a suburb of Takoradi, Ghana. Currently, he is based in Cape-Coast where he schools. Felix is also aspiring to be a medical practitioner. His hobbies are playing soccer and reading story books. Being lovers of this fascinating game, we decided to bring to bare what soccer is capable of doing aside some interesting things about the game. Besides, this project is also to encourage young ones who are taking soccer as a career to work hard. The project comprises of five main topics namely; 1. The genesis of it all [History of soccer] 2. Development in soccer 3. People in soccer 4. Magical powers of soccer 5. Soccer and the future Felix took on the development and some aspects of people in soccer whiles Jeffrey took the rest. Though not easy but with hard work and the creator’s help we finally made the project a reality. More over, the presence of our team coach Harry Tetteh also boosted our moral. Even though he is also a student in the university, he took time off to attend to us. He has been more than mere co-ordinator and a team coach to us. We therefore take this opportunity to express our sincere appreciation to him.

2. Summary of Our Project

We live in a world where there are different people with different beliefs, views, practices, conventions, norms, values and cultures. However, there are very few things we share in common. A list of these things will in no way be complete without the game of Soccer.

In our project, we bring to the bare some of the awesome advantages the game provides. Soccer is indeed very influential and continues to have a positive impact in the lives of a lot of people. People however, fail to appreciate this fact either unknowingly or deliberately.

The game which started as a backyard game of soccer game has grown to become the most popular game as well as one of the greatest passions of the world. We present to you also, a brief history of the game, some developments in the game, some invaluable benefits of the game, some anticipated occurrences in the game as well as other intriguing information about the game.

It is also our hope that by the time you accomplish your visit to our site, you will realise that soccer provides enormous advantages that is more than a mere 22 man game.

We hope you enjoy your visit with us to learn more and discover the power of soccer.

3. Our Computer and Internet Access

A. Percentage of students using the Internet at home:none

B. Number of workstations with Internet access in the classroom:none

C. Connection speed used in the classroom:dial-up modem

D. Number of years our classroom has been connected to the Internet:1

E. Additional comments concerning your computer and/or Internet access (Optional):

We had no internet connection in the school and no computers in our houses.

4. Problems We Had To Overcome

There were a lot of problems me and my students overcame on this project. The major problems were computer access and internet access. The school’s computer lab had only three working computers which need to be shared by seven teams. There school had no internet connection so I (the coach) always save the students work and later send it on their behalf through the internet café.

5. Our Project Sound Bite

Doors to Diplomacy has really help me and my students to learn and unveil so many issues of concern to our community and to the world.

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

Our project dubbed “Soccer, and its power” is mainly to unveil the advantages or benefits the game of soccer offers to the world. However, we also centralised quite a sizable part of our project on what pertains in the West African nation of Ghana. We also talk about some important topics on the game like the history of soccer, developments in the game, people in soccer, and the future of the game. “Soccer, and its power fits” perfectly well into our society as people are very passionate and express great inters tint he game. People of all categories enjoy the game by watching, playing or both. Frankly speaking, this project has been of immense help to us, the team members. We have acquired great skills in intensive research, human relations, and tolerance. We have also acquired skills in tolerating and appreciating diverse views as well as the courage and the lion’s heart to endure both favourable and unfavourable conditions. Coming this far was not attained on a silver platter. Sometimes there were incidents of misunderstanding between us. On such occasions, we either had to contact an elderly person to resolve the case for us or arrive at a compromise in order to agree. Having been childhood friends, attending the same school and being in the same class as well as living quite close to each other are conditions that enabled us to understand each other. This project has revealed to us that our educational system does not produce the right atmosphere for soccer talents to school and harness their talent simultaneously. Using the internet was the most convenient means for us in obtaining information. This is because it was a more convenient, faster and a reliable way of obtaining relevant in formation as compared to traditional methods such as using the library and contacting resource persons. However, using the internet was very costly for us because of the high amounts of money charged by internet cafés.

Project Elements

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

Even though some aspects of our project was mainly what we personally knew about, we were forced to source for information on other areas which were beyond our scope. The following are some of the information tools and technologies we had to use to complete our project; Telephones Radio stations Digital still cameras Scanners Tape recorders Oral interview Libraries, books and newspapers Computers. Most of the equipment we used did not belong to us. However we got access to some of them by borrowing from elderly people in our community, friends and family members. We also used computers and scanners in our school in typing and organising our work. Some data and information was also obtained from internet cafés.

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

Making a difference has been one of the most important things on our minds so far as the doors to diplomacy project is concerned. Coming out with a website that will turn peoples minds on the right track about our topic has been our main priority, something we never lost focus of. We are cock sure that our project “Soccer, and its power” will make a great difference in our community and the world as a whole. People in our community have come to learn a great deal about our project. Some people in this part of our world see soccer as a game which is pursued as a career by only truants or people who have no hope in life. In our project we have been able to outline the fact that soccer has many advantages and goes a long way to help build a healthy nation and that all who have the talent and interest in this sport should master courage and pursue it. By virtue of this we believe that all the negative ideas people have about soccer will be a thing of the past. Other people from all walks of life have learnt new things about our community on the topic of soccer. These include how the game started, how it is developing, how it is helping our economy and how the lives of many individuals who were considered as nothing have been turned around.

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

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

Just like any other project work that entails in-depth research we had to contact some resource persons and advisors to assist with their expertise. Our helpers were mostly radio presenters of soccer programmes or soccer analysts who were either hosts or panellists of soccer talk shows in local radio stations in Takoradi, Ghana. These whole-heartedly offered expectation, demanding nothing in return. Often, their response to our “Thank You” after their support was, “It is part of my job to help and encourage young ones like who partake in such wonderful competitions and ventures.” Others also simply said, “It is all for the good of the game.” Amongst these persons who are most grateful unto are Bernard Taylor, Van Boven Swanzy Essien (who is also a legal practitioner), Benjamin Quansah and Albert Ababio all of Good News FM in Takoradi. Our special thanks also extend to Wilfred Essel Ackom of Rok FM also in Takoradi as well as Stephen Baidoo, a profession footballer who plies his trade in Turkey. We were also offered great assistance by our parents (Mr. Amissah and Miss Agnes Hayford, and Mr. William Adusei and Mrs. Felicia Adusei) as well as other relatives and Mrs.Monica Afare who offered us her digital camera. Some of our friends like Michael A. Djan, Augustine Danso, Kwesi Kissiedu, Leslie Yalley and Yaw Mensah Subiri also helped us with the typing. Our team coach, Harry Tetteh also served as lubricant to help us cruise on the many rough situations we encountered. We also thank the organisers of this programme for given us the chance to share our views and emotions about the game to the outside world.

5) Discoveries, Lessons and Surprises (Optional)

The project made a positive impact on students at Muir School--particularly our many soccer players. See


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