CyberFair Project ID: 5977

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International Schools CyberFair Project Narrative
Title: A Bank Nextdoor is Our Good Neighbor
Category: 3. Business and Community Organizations

School: San Sin High School
    Kaohsiung, Kaohsiung, Taiwan

20 students, ages 16-17 worked together to complete this CyberFair project on March 24, 2009. They have participated in CyberFair in the following year(s): 2009

Classes and Teachers: Shu-Huei Yang, Hua-Yun Shie, Jia-Hung Chen, Shu-Jen Huang, Yu-Wen Wang

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Project Overview

1. Description of Our Community

There are many financial institutions in Kaohsiung, but only the Kaohsiung Third Credit Cooperative has been prosperous for more than 90 years. It also founded San Sin High School which is well-known in Kaohsiung. The students come from each city and county in Taiwan and the alumni contribute to the various trades and occupations. Both the Kaohsiung Third Credit Cooperative and San Sin High School have a proper place in Kaohsiung. The Kaohsiung Third Credit Cooperative creates many jobs. It is widely distributed in Kaohsiung as well as in residential heart. It gives honesty, convenient, and fast service. It also provides good financial planning, and adds accessibility to local financial institutions.

2. Summary of Our Project

Time flies. The Kaohsiung Third Credit Cooperative has established for more than 90 years. It not only founded San Sin High School to develop the commercial talent, but also cares the society and engages in public welfare. It stresses “All for one and one for all” and holds the spirit of service with a zealous heart all the time. “The Kaohsiung Third Credit Cooperative – a forever bank of the local people” is deeply rooted in customers. It contributes to the local people with its philosophy of creating sustainable welfare. The Kaohsiung Third Credit Cooperative has established for more than 90 years. Nowadays it has already prepared to overcome the financial crisis. Why does the old bank still stand firm in Kaohsiung? We are going to reveal the secret for you!

3. Our Computer and Internet Access

A. Percentage of students using the Internet at home:more than 50%

B. Number of workstations with Internet access in the classroom:2-3

C. Connection speed used in the classroom:not sure

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

4. Problems We Had To Overcome

First, what we met was the theme deciding. We could not figure out the aspects of the theme. It took us several days to discuss the outline. It was really afflicting. Then our instructors took us to the right path, and the outline came out very soon! Then what we met was the deficiency of time. Our biggest enemy was time. Many materials must take much time to put in order. In addition, all of us did not know how to use some software and must learn how to make web pages. Therefore, time was very important for us, and it was a difficult problem.

5. Our Project Sound Bite

Participating in this competition makes us learn a lot. We have further understanding in not only economy but also the cooperative. The most valuable is the whole course of cooperation. The juniors and seniors can work together and learn a lot from one another.

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

We study in the commerce and home economics high school. It takes commerce as the core, so the resources of the commercial department are more abundant. It also pays attention to the course of the commercial department even more. Even we study in the comprehensive high school, but we still have relevant required courses. In this project, our theme is about commerce, too.

Project Elements

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

Hardware: computer, cell phone, personal disc, digital camera, DV, paper, pen. Software: MS Office 2007, Internet Explorer, Yahoo! Messenger, Ulead PhotoImpact12, Adobe DreamweaverCS3, Adobe PhotoshopCS3

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

When making this project, we interviewed the principal and directors of our school, as well as the directors and the customers of the Kaohsiung Third Credit Cooperative. The manner of speaking and questions were different when interviewing different people. While visiting the principal, the questions that we asked were the relationship between the Kaohsiung Third Credit Cooperative and San Sin High School. While visiting the executives of the cooperative, the questions that we asked were relatively deep. While visiting the customers, our questions were clear and easy to understand.

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

Kaohsiung is situated in southern Taiwan, and it is the second biggest city. However, compared with Taipei people, Kaohsiung people have more enthusiasm and sincere. After this project, we have deep experience, and learn more how to deal with things and people.

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

Thank the chairman, executives and staffs of the Kaohsiung Third Credit Cooperative as well as the principal and teachers of San Sin High School for interview, and a lot of materials that we need. Thank the person making arrangements, the driver picking us up, the school lending us equipment to make us finish the project.

5) Discoveries, Lessons and Surprises (Optional)

During the process of making the project, we understand why the Kaohsiung Third Credit Cooperative can stand firm in the period of economic recession for 92 years. We also find the staffs’ positive attitude at the same time. They make efforts to work for the cooperative. If there is an efficient and serious employee to serve the customers, they must trust this employee! However, we are the students, but do not do things seriously as them. I think such an attitude is developed from the childhood.


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