CyberFair Project ID: 4614

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International Schools CyberFair Project Narrative
Title: Arts of Music
Category: 8. Local Music and Art Forms

School: Mfantsipim School
    Cape Coast, Central District, Ghana

2 students, ages 15, 17 worked together to complete this CyberFair project on March 14, 2006. They have participated in CyberFair in the following year(s): 2005

Classes and Teachers: Harry Konnor Tetteh

E-Mail contact:

Our School's Web Site:

Project Overview

1. Description of Our Community

Our community is people around the world who enjoy music.

2. Summary of Our Project

This project is about music in Ghana.

Music is life. How can it ever be ignored if the first cry of a new born baby is music and signifies the beginning of a new life?

Join us here, as we unveil the Arts of Music in African Ghanaian perspective.

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):

Work for this project was sent by Harry from the Internet Cafe to John Muir School, where American students posted it to the internet.

4. Problems We Had To Overcome

Our most serious problem was getting time for the project while in school. The internet facility in our school was not operating and going for permission for browsing was quite difficult. Sometimes when we had access to the computers, there would be power failure and we would have to stop. Other times, we were asked to stop using the computers because those in charge would want to go.

Meeting as a group was also quite difficult since we had exams especially at the beginning of the project. Our vacation from school also posed a problem relating to communication. Due to circumstances beyond our control, we couldn’t reach our member in the U.S.A as we needed to communicate and plan the whole project.

Another major difficulty we had was towards our books to for research. We couldn’t get books that could really tell us about traditional music in Ghana. Sometimes we had to walk long distances to get good information. At home, we tried going unto the net to check for information but we realised that the internet had apparently no information to offer to us. We prepared poorly towards tests ahead because we were anxious to make it up to the dead line.

5. Our Project Sound Bite

This website is our way of commicating our culture to the world. In totality, music is said to be the soul of all from America through Africa to Asia the world can never be a place for life without music.

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

The internet helps us share our perspective on African music. African music has spread across the world where it has evolved and is enjoyed by millions of people.

Project Elements

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


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

The American students who posted this project really enjoyed the photos taken by the Ghanaian students. They exchanged friendly letters and photos with the students in Ghana. American students learned a lot from this music project; they learned that their impression of a place is best formed from people who live there.

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

American students hope to meet their Ghanaian partners or Coach Harry soon.

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


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