CyberFair Project ID: 5076

Close this Window

NOTE: Due to URL changes, some links may no longer be valid.

International Schools CyberFair Project Narrative
Title: End Family Violence for Better World
Category: 2. Community Groups and Special Populations

School: SMA Negeri 8 Yogyakarta
    Yogyakarta, D.I Yogyakarta, Indonesia

4 students, ages 16-17 worked together to complete this CyberFair project on March 12, 2007. They have participated in CyberFair in the following year(s): 2006,2007

Classes and Teachers: Nurdin Somantri

E-Mail contact:

Our School's Web Site:

Project Overview

1. Description of Our Team

This team consists of 4 people. They joined together as a team because they care about global problem and wish to create better world for everyone without any exception. The team always works hard to achieve the dream. The members are:

Tita (16 years old) as team data manager

He is the man in our team. He is a hard worker. He makes the team work efficiently and has a spirit to keep going on. Without him we don’t know what our team will be. His plan on his future is to become an engineer. So he wants to study at Technical Engineering.

Novembri (17 years old) as assistant data manager

He is very good at searching data. When the team needs data he is able to find it anytime. And he is very good at organizing data. In other way he is a good boy. He doesn’t mind helping others. His hobby is playing softball. He bring our school become the second winner in national tournament. His dream is to be a pilot.

Anindityo (17 years old) as PR

He is the motivator in the team. He always gives the team spirit to keep working even when the team is not in the mood. His ability to communicating to each others makes the team become closes each others. He is able to talk with many people and make many people trust him that he can do it. His dream is becoming a manager in an industry. His plan for his future education is studying in Technical Industry.

Gasa (16 years old) as Web Master

He is the master in using computer. He is able work to with many softwares. When he sits in front of computer he always work seriously. Because he is often work with his computer he has to wear glasses. His plan for his future education is studying in Electrical Engineering.

Mr. Nurdin as Coach

Nurdin is religion professor in our school. He is the only teacher in our school who thinks globally. He becomes the first volunteer of APEC learning education in our school. He is able to speak English very well. All of the team member learn many things from him, such as the art of diplomacy, English language, hard work, and many important things. He helps the team a lot in finishing this website. The team owes him a lot.

2. Summary of Our Project

Everyday, millions of people wake up to an abusive situation in their lives, and millions more are in the process of recovery from one. Abuse has become an almost common thing occurs in modern times, whether it is in the form of domestic violence, child abuse, emotional abuse, or some other form of trauma. Family violence is the widest one. It is recognized as major social problem. It occurs in all income, racial, religious, and ethnic groups and in urban and rural communities.

We are trying to make people realize that family violence is very close with our live. It’s hidden but shattered. And family violence is our business. We have to help them who become the victim of family violence. They need our help. They need our protection. They need our attention. Even we don’t know who they are. We want to help them as possible as we can. We hope that our site will be read by governments and they will put an effort to eradicate this problem, so that family violence can be stopped.

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:2-3

C. Connection speed used in the classroom:dedicated connection

D. Number of years our classroom has been connected to the Internet:2-3

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

We have computers with great specification to finishing our website. But the problem is in internet access. Sometime it works very slowly.

4. Problems We Had To Overcome

There are a lot of problem we had to overcome. First we were confused in deciding the theme. Finally we decided “Family Violence” as our theme because family violence is a global problem that all of us had to Overcome. But looking the data and statistics about family violence is the main problem in this theme because family violence is hidden crime. We have to looking around the internet and ask permission for taking the data and statistics. The second obstacle was each of us has our own activities in organization or school events. Each of us became the committee in our school events. And there were still a lot of school events that we had to do. The third obstacle is the internet access didn’t give useful contributions, because the internet sometimes works slowly. And we also lack of electronic tools such as digital camera, scanner, and computer software. But we were lucky because one of us had a laptop, so we could do this project anywhere. The fourth obstacle was inadequate of time. We had to work efficiently because we had school home work that we had to finish and we had to study for school test besides working this website. It was hard to manage our time. Sometime we had to overwork. To solve this problem we helped each other to finish our home work. We were lucky we had nice friends who could help us doing our homework. The fifth obstacle was we lived in small city and it was far away from the capital city and governmental institution. It was difficult for us to contact the governmental institution. But all of those obstacles didn’t put down our spirit and wish to help others especially family violence victims, because they need our hands to stand up. When we went deeper and deeper in this social problem we feel that we had to do something more and more to help them. We want to create a better world for everyone without any exception.

5. Our Project Sound Bite

Through this project we have contact many organization both in our country and international such as UNICEF, WHO, and FVPF, in order to get data, information, and permission of taking the organizations URL into our website. We also display about our project and family violence awareness in our school magazine named “EXCELLENT”. Our Schoolmates, teachers, and headmaster become know more about the fact of family violence and give us support in finishing this website. They said they would help us anything they can.

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

Simply put, our project about family violence supports our curriculum. Our curriculum states that violence should be eradicated from our world. Human rights forbid any kinds of violence, especially in the family. We are sure that all of religions forbid these kind of abuse too. Our website is created to fulfill educational purpose, or we can say that internet is a good method of learning that provides lots of information and data.

Project Elements

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

These are the information tools and technologies that we used in doing this website: 1. Mobile phone is our most important thing to contact each other and arranging appointment. Thank you very much for our parents who paid the bills. 2. Computer with specification: Pentium 4 with 2.6 GHz processor, 240 RAM, 16 VGA (sharing), 20 GB HDD. The computer is very important for us. We make the web, organizing the data, searching for the data with this computer. 3. Computer Software. Of course without this computer software our computer didn’t mean anything. The Softwares are: Adobe Photoshop for editing picture, Microsoft Office for organizing the data, Macromedia Dreamweaver and Flash for finishing the website. 4. Digital Camera for taking important pictures and moments. We don’t have a digital camera, but fortunately our friends give us permission to use her camera. We are lucky to have a kind friend. 5. School Library and City Library provide us with many books, newspaper and magazine. We often come to library looking for reference. 6. School magazine is very important in publishing our project to our schoolmates. Big thanks for our school magazine, without our school magazine we would not get supports from our friends, teachers and school.

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

First we visited many organizations that care about family violence in our city. We asked them about family violence and their support. And they said they would give us support and if anything that they could help, they would to do that. We often came to many organizations to ask many things. And then we started contact international organizations. We asked for data about family violence and their support. Fortunately they granted our wish. They gave us many important data from their website. And we got many violence posters from WHO to. We stuck the posters in our school and many organizations. After that we contacted our school magazine to display our project and about family violence awareness. Many people in our school became aware about family violence problem and gave us support. And then we did presentation in front of the teachers and school headmaster. They supported us and would donate us for purchasing domain for our web.

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

We are promoting the project, so that the better world can be achieved. We tried to help the victims of family violence by informing and persuading people to care about family violence, because it is a global problem that we have to overcome. Beside, we also made a working relationship with some local organization, “Rifka Annisa” and “LBH Apik”. We often visited them for interviewing. We also tried to do guidance to the victims who suffered family violence, but it was too risky, because they need professional guides for solving their problem. We also made a contribution by giving them some posters related to child abuse or domestic violence. International organizations such as UNICEF, WHO, and FVPF also made contributing, by giving many information about family violence. We hope people who read our website become aware about family violence and try to do something to decrease it.

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

In doing our project we involved many persons and organizations. First we asked our family to help us. They supported us and provided us with many electronic tools and software we needed. After that we involved our friend. They gave us many contributions such as giving us information, encouraging us, helping us searching data in internet, and many more. We were lucky to have kind friends like theme. Then we started to involve many organizations on my project, both local and international. We visit some local organizations and send emails to international organizations in order to look for support and data. And then we involved our teachers and headmaster by doing presentation in front of them. They gave us big applause and they said the school would give a donation in order to purchase the domain for our web.

5) Discoveries, Lessons and Surprises (Optional)

Tita: I have discovered many interesting things while completing this project. I found that family violence happens around us, many people around us are suffered from family violence, but they keep silent and don’t do anything to get out from this problem. Beside that, I found my English is improved, both spoken and written.

Vembri: This is a precious moment I’ll never forget. I love working together with my team-mates. I realize that if we work together we can do everything easier. I also learned to trust each other. And as an assistant data manager, I found that I’m capable of organizing data.

Anindityo: I think we are very to lucky having families who always care about us. In other way, there are many people who wake up in abusive situation everyday. I hope family violence can be stopped. Beside that while completing this website, I found that we were able to contact and cooperate with many people from around the world if we wanted.

Gasa: As a webmaster, I learned to operate various kinds of software and tools. And now I know how to make a proper website. My English is also improved. I also found that I have good friends who always care and help each others


View our CyberFair Project (Project ID: 5076)

Close this Window