CyberFair Project ID: 1916

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International Schools CyberFair Project Narrative
Title: Spread God's Love all over the world-Behind the Central Mountains-Dr.Zhen-Tai Su
Category: 1. Local Leaders
Bibliography: No bibliography page cited

School: Dayu elementary school
    Hualien, Taiwan, Taiwan,Republic of China

6 students, ages from 11 to 12 worked together to complete this CyberFair project on March 30, 2002. They have participated in CyberFair in the following year(s): 2002

Classes and Teachers: Yu-Yi Tang, Ban-Lang Liu, Kuei-Feng Wang,Jui-Hui Lin

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Project Overview

1. Description of Our Community

Hualien is the place where we grew and started our lives. It is beautiful not only because of its grand scenery but multicultural ethnic faces. “I love Hualien. It is the place where lots of intellectuals born and gathered. We have clear water, blue sky, white clouds and green mountains. Everything here is supposed to be beautiful and born natural.” Speaking of Hualien, it's the place with high living quality and fresh air. It's really a wonderful place. However, because Hualien is not on an advantageous location, we do have developing difficultiesin terms of traffic and economic aspects. It is obvious that we don't have enough medical resources and equipments, especially in the Southern part of Hualien. Being residents in Hualien, we have to constantly strive for progress and devote ourselves to our hometown.

2. Summary of Our Project

Is it real that we only dreamed when we were young? Would it be more romantic if there were a middle-aged man who held his dream and went toward his dream constantly? In fact, there is a doctor with the spirit of Scheweitzer in our little plain town. He is Dr.Zhen-Tai Su.Dr.Su not only gave up a work with rich income and better living circumstances in Taipei, he also sacrifices his time and mind for those people who lived remote areas. He helped people in need no matter where they were including those who did not live in Taiwan. He contributed himself to those people in need on medical care, education and social services.Like Scheweitzer who had served in underdeveloped Africa and stayed in the forests for near half a century in the past, with the same kind of devotion and unselfish love, Dr.Zhen-Tai Su has made kindness and warmth show in our

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:1

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

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):

Because we don't have much time to do this project, we are in a hurry when preparing it. It is more important that we need to make use of the computers at home after class or on holidays. Four members of us can get onto Internet at home. Only one of us needs to make use of the computer of his neighbor. We log on to Internet though the HINET system of Chunghwa Telecom Co, Ltd and by computers with 56k modem .

4. Problems We Had To Overcome

All of us think that we just have a little time to do this project from the beginning. In order to overcome the “time pressure” problem, we have to make good use of every moment, for example, a break after our lunchtime, after school, on every weekend and holidays to get onto Internet to collect information and type our reports. We do our research continuously. We are proud of this, because we have learned a lot during this period of time. All of us don't know much computer technicality. Although we know how to collect information from the Internet and write E-mail to contact with others, we only know little about further computer technicality. Our teachers teach us the computer technicality that we may need after we discuss and design our ideas about the project. Our teachers help us to overcome all the difficulties.

5. Our Project Sound Bite

We have learned a lot during this period of time. We make efforts to overcome all difficulties together, and finally we make it. On the other hand, we all deeply moved by the spirit of Dr. Su. Dr. Su is not only an ordinary dentist; he is also a learned and diligent man. He is never afraid of taking challenges. He said that we have to put our dreams into practice, no matter what kind of difficulties we might face. In the process of doing this project, we also learn to care for and be kind to everyone around us. We make up our mind to devote ourselves to our community, and help people who are in need, just like Dr. Su. In addition, we hope we can attract everyone's attention to the topic—“We should love each other without boundaries.”

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

(1) Combining the 9-year-consistent new courses of school.(2) Cooperating with general activities and rural teaching.(3) Combining all kinds of resources.(4) Personally each one of us experienced many ways of learning during our research.(5) The process of studying is different between the research and the class.

Project Elements

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

(1) Tape recorders: We use tape recorders to record the process of interview and later on it helps us to write the contents of the interview. (2) Digital camera, usual camera, and instantaneous camera: We make use of them to record what we have done. (3) Telephones and faxes : We use telephones and faxes to make appointments before interview. We also use the telephones to contact with each other and discuss our ideas about the project. (4) Radio: We listen to the radio program about CyberFair news on Taipei Educational Broadcasting Station. (5) Scanners and Imaging processing softwares: We use scanners to scan all the pictures. (6) Computer software: We use Dreamwaver3.0 and PhotoImpact6 to make our homepages. (7) Libraries: We go to libraries in Hualien to collect some information about our project. We also acquire information from books, magazines, and newspapers. (8) Copy machine: We use copy machines to copy articles about our project. We also acquire information from books, magazines, and newspapers. (9) Oral interview: We interviewed a lot of people and recorded the contents of the interviews.

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

Before deciding the topic of the project, we have heard of Dr. Su. He devotes himself not only to the society of Taiwan, but also to other undeveloped countries. He attends Youth activities and offers free medical care. Therefore, We want to write about things that Dr. Su has done, andto tell his stories to the world by Internet. We interview some of Dr. Su’s friends in person, such as manager Chan , he works in consultary department in Yuli Junior High School. We visit Mr. Cheng , he is a manager of Lan-An Educational Foundation. We also interview priest Hsu’s wife in Yuli church, Dr. Hung Sho Ang, Dr. Chen Jin Hun, and nurses and patients in Yung Ang Clinic. By interviewing these people, we understand more about Dr. Su and his devotion to our society.

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

We hope that by using Internet we can make more people know about Dr. Su's devotion who devotes himself to our society and to the other undeveloped countries , moreover, we hope more and more people can help youngsters in our society. Through the planned activities Dr.Su promoted and joined that make the people of all ranks in our community interactive and cooperative for our hometown. In these years, how much things he has cared, and how much things he has done for us, the facts are showed us. In addition, we also hope everyone who live in Taiwan can be woken up to understand the land and further affect the others by ourselves.

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

The principal of Da Yu Primary School, Tang Yu Yi, and all of the teachers and students in our school for their encouragement and supports. The manager of Lan- An Educational Foundation, Mr. Cheng: He said that Dr. Su received 2 awards for his devotion to our society. Our ex-president Lee Dung Hei and the current president Chen Shui Bien both praised him in public. He gives us a full detail of Dr. Su. Because of his help, we can keep doing the project. Priest Hsu’s wife in Yuli church: Although she was very busy, she was still willing to accept our interview. The manager of consultary department in Yuli Junior High School, Mr. Chan: He offered us information about the “Winner Curriculum”. Our principal, Teacher Wang and Teacher Lin helped us to solve the traffic problem when we went to interview. Lang Wei Chin, a student in Dong Hu Junior High School in Taipei, he helped us to make some of our homepages

5) Discoveries, Lessons and Surprises (Optional)

(1) The importance of medical care in a distant location We learned that the lack of medical care in Lan Yu and mountains from the process of our interviews. Especially in Lan Yu , because of lack of enough medical care resource, there are still some terrible tradition there. (2) We should pay attention to teenager problems We find that Dr. Su also cares a lot about the teenagers after doing this project. We understand Dr. Su more. We make up our minds to care for others, and we want to make a society that is full of love and care. (3) Time pressure As time goes by, we feel that we don't have much time to do the project. Each of us learns to make good use of time, and we overcome this problem together. Now we are all efficient time managers. (4) More students start joining the CyberFair competition Because of the new education policy, students start to study in multiple and independent ways. Schools implement the computer education, so more and more students pay attention to the CyberFair competition. (5) The magic Internet world We do this project by Internet. We get much information from Internet. By doing so, we can solve almost all of our questions and problems. These experiences enable us to increase our abilities, such as how to interview, use computer to arrange our data, make homepages, and collect information. (6) We have a dream We are deeply moved by the spirit of Dr. Su. We decide to make these stories of Dr. Su's spirit be known by everyone. We do the project not only because these are warm stories, we also want all the people, no matter where they are or whom they are, to learn to reconsider the meaning of our lives and do care for others. We have a dream-to make this world full of warmth and love. Is it only our fantasy imagined world? We don't think so. We will follow Dr. Su's spirit and keep believing it will come true one day.


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