CyberFair Project ID: 5003

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International Schools CyberFair Project Narrative
Title: The Destroyer: From Rags to Riches
Category: 1. Local Leaders

School: Agusan del Sur National High School
    San Francisco, Agusan del Sur, Philippines

4 students, ages 15 &16 worked together to complete this CyberFair project on March 15, 2007. They have participated in CyberFair in the following year(s): 2006

Classes and Teachers: Mr.Voltaire Y. Ponce (coach) Joyce Ann, Myra Angelie, Apryll Pink, Jennadine (students)

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Project Overview

1. Description of Our Team

All members of the team are in fourth year grade at Agusan Del Sur National High School in San Francisco, Philippines. Apryll is fifth teen (15) and is involved in a wide range of sports including Badminton and Basketball. She also dances and is in school choirs and bands as vocalist. In her spare time she likes to play piano, guitar and hang out with friends or just have fun! Apryll decided to participate in Doors to Diplomacy because she thought it would be a great way to improve her computer understanding, build up team co-operation skills and learn about becoming a good leader. Apryll is our web page designer and is the one responsible for the over-all page make-up of our site. Angelie is sixteen (16)and enjoys academic pursuits more than sports. Sometimes during her spare time, she also plays badminton. She enjoys music a lot! In fact she is in school choirs and bands and a primary singing contender in our class. In her spare time she likes to read, to surf the net, and to talk with friends. Angelie decided to participate in Doors to Diplomacy because she thought it would be a great way to learn more about the world, technology and leadership skills as well as a great challenge. In our team, Angelie is the researcher, article evaluator and topic explorer together with this fifteen year-old (15) Nadine, our youngest member. Nadine enjoys juvenile sports such as basketball, shot put, badminton and volleyball. She also enjoys music and is currently busy practicing playing the guitar. Nadine decided to participate in Doors to Diplomacy because she thought it would be a great opportunity to learn new skills including team work, technology and leadership skills. Joyce, sixteen (16), is the writer of our team. She enjoys just anything she can do (well, just nothing in particular). She participates in some activities at school and those activities well associated with friends. She decided to participate in the Doors to Diplomacy Poject since she wanted to explore, learn and contibute some baseline information about the word 'LEADERSHIP'. The teams’ computer teacher, Mr. Voltaire Y. Ponce have introduced them to the Doors to Diplomacy competition and agreed to do it for our teams' own betterment on understanding its concept, perception, and most especially to have a better understanding about the word 'teamwork', 'cooperation' and 'involvement'. Doing the competition has introduced new skills, especially in the field of technology.

2. Summary of Our Project

The ability of an individual to influence, motivate, and enable others to contribute toward the effectiveness and success of an organizations of which they are members is what we call “LEADERSHIP' A fighter who is quickly becoming an action fan’s favorite is Manny Pacquiao. He has power and does possess a respectable amount of technical skill. This site, “The Destroyer: From Rags to Riches” focuses on the life of Manny Pacquiao, from his simple life of selling breads and ice cream to earning millions of dollars. Our main objective is for Manny Pacquiao as by example proved to the world that poverty is not a hindrance in becoming a champion in your own target field. Thus, he becomes a leader in presenting this type of performance to everyone most especially to the youth. This aims to teach them the chemical constituent of fighting and leadership. That it’s not all about the salary, the money or the fame it can give but, it’s all about the happiness, the reality, and the chance of expressing oneself and knowing to be on yourself - which is, the primary key on leading and helping other people. In our website, we aim to create a brief but vivid pictorial biography of the life of Manny “PACMAN” Pacquiao. We have provided authentic pictures, intact with short descriptions of his historical background. Through this informal presentation of his childhood, his studies, and his achievements, we analyze a lot of events in his life that may or may not have influenced his future, the people, the country or even the whole world. We also discuss the skills, traits, and characteristics he demonstrated which made him a good leader and fighter.

3. Our Computer and Internet Access

A. Percentage of students using the Internet at home:less than 20

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

4. Problems We Had To Overcome

While the team was on the road of compelling the project, there were lots of problems they had to overcome. It was tough and challenging but, it made them tougher! The main problem was the computer usage (time). In our school, every section is alowed to use the computer laboratory for only an hour a day. Since the school has twenty sections using the laboatory per day, it is really a problem for us to accomplish and use the laboratory for making our project. In God's grace and through the loving effort and consideration of our coach, we were given the chance to use the laboratory during weekends for 3-5 hours on Saturdays and Sundays.

Second problem was the schedule. The members of the team had a busy schedule. They had a limited time to do the project. Apryll was busy on her training for regional and national athletic competitions for Badmenton, Angelie and Nadine were also busy on the training for the cheerleading competitions. Joyce were often left to do the job.

In order to finish the study Joyce, together with the coach of the team doubled the effort and the team decided to have a cooperative work during weekends where they were allowed to use the computer laboratory of their school. It was during Saturdays when members of the team were cooperatively working together.

5. Our Project Sound Bite

The fact that when a person will do his best and strives harder for the best (as what Pacquiao did) will lead him to the top is an inspiring and challenging key for all of us most specially to the youth who are our next generation Leaders. . .

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

The Doors to Diplomacy Contest made us aware of the standards required for the effective leadership. As far as Philippine history entails, leadership has played a substantial role in recent national and international news. Applying our knowledge, we learned the importance concerning the failure of different leaders which leads to greater faiure on the achievement of an organization or even a nation on which they belong. Research from different information tools helped us to better understand the gradual evolution of global leadership. The Philippines is a world leader. . . soon, if Filipinos learn to acknowledge thier own potentials as of Manny Pacquiao, which is, in essence, what our project attempts to express.

Project Elements

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

To complete our Doors to diplomacy project, we used information tools like newspaper, journals, magazines and books. We also gathered informations from the internet. We borrowed digital cameras from our classmates for the documentation. And we used the computer of our own school to complete our project.

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

Doors to Diplomacy is an oppurtunity for the team. We acted as 'ambassadors' and 'spokepersons' in our project by expressing our own opinion and our own stand in this borderless world towards global leadership in our own site. We e-mailed our research websites to fellow online students in our classroom to make them aware of our project. In addition we wrote an article concerning our Doors to Diplomacy information to our school newspaper and newsletter. This newsletter reaches over fifteen thousand students plus families. We are also placing an article on the local newspaper to further reach the public.

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

“The Destroyer: From Rags to Riches” aimed at raising awareness of global leadership. In a world that is so closely bound by economy, natural disasters, and health, the importance of an international force to confront a problem before creating a domino effect is essential to the continuation of the human race. We hope our project will inspire the next generation of would-be politicians, leaders and government officials to promote global leadership around the world, as well as influence our generation to be aware and be a part of the solutions. For our short term goals, we also hope our site will allow students or the youth to acknowledge the work of Manny Pacquiao and continues to do for humanity.

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

As students of Agusan del Sur National High School, we were able to tap into the diverse community of our municipality, our own province, and also in the rest of the Philippines. We interviewed peple in our commnity about the leadership trait of our subject Manny Pacuiao and had browsed the internet to clearly justify the number of people in favor for Manny running on politics and those who do not. This allowed us to determine if Filipinos trusted this fighting contender not only on the handling ring but also in handling the office. We focused our website toward the areas they did not know about Manny and so with the word 'LEADERSHIP'. We also used their input to improve our site.


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