CyberFair Project ID: 6789

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International Schools CyberFair Project Narrative
Title: Caring rural elderly
Category: 2. Community Groups and Special Populations

School: The First Middle School Of Tianzhu
    Wuwei, Gansu, China

6 students, ages fifteen-seventeen worked together to complete this CyberFair project on February 27, 2011. They have participated in CyberFair in the following year(s): 2007

Classes and Teachers: MaLinfang

E-Mail contact:

Our School's Web Site:

Project Overview

1. Description of Our Community

Tianzhu Tibetan Autonomous County is located at the southeast of Wuwei city in Gansu Province. Lan-Xin Railway and National Road 312 run from south to north. Wushao Ling, the point of intersection of mountain range and traffic lines, is an important east-west passageway for Hexi Corridor. The terrain is strategically situated and difficult of access, known as the “The Gate of Hexi Corridor”. The county of Tianzhu has a area of 7149 km2 and approximately 22.14 million inhabitants, it is inhabited by 16 peoples, such as Tibetan, Tu, Han,etc. The population of the rural elderly is as much as 4.5 million.

2. Summary of Our Project

By interviewing, we knew a good deal about how old-age people live in Nursing Home. So we learned to care and cherish them.

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:more than 6

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

The school has three computer classrooms, 216 computers. Three computer classrooms were the 10MB fiber involved Internet.

4. Problems We Had To Overcome

We have met with some unexpected difficulties during the project. That was a tight schedule. Heavy homework made us quite busy. We had to make the best use of time to cope with textbook and research. Finally, The project was completed within the given time.

5. Our Project Sound Bite

During project, we not only learned a lot of computer skills, but also noticed a lot of the things that can’t learn in school.

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

Information technology courses which are offered by the school, teach students making the site in the eleventh grade. Taking part in network fair enables students to make sites produce better, the site production can also learn the use of some commonly software.

Project Elements

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

Hardware Equipment: Computers, Digital Cameras Software equipment: Frontpage2003?Photoshop?Word

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

We provided our websites to the advocators of concern and love for the old-age people in rural areas. During the interview, Some of the old-age people that we had interviewed are very nice, we hope more people concern rural old-age people after visited our website.

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

In this activity, a special thing we found in our bodies is team understanding. There are some other effects, such as the ability to communicate with others, then we have accepted a spiritual baptism.

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

Thank you, president Bai, taking time from your busy schedule to accompany us to nursing homes, Thank you for giving us the opportunity to experience life. As a member of the competition, I am honored. Secondly, I would like to thank the director of nursing home Zhang Biao. In the interview, he said: 'homes for the elderly to have today, thanks to local and government's concern and concerns of the community, ' We should thank the community, but at the same time we have to thank him, the people also quietly paying for nursing homes. He, flat appearance and plain dress, is just a common people, but what he did is a remarkable thing. He looked after old people in every possible way, we thank him!

5) Discoveries, Lessons and Surprises (Optional)

We were pleased to participate in CyberFair. Being students, we really have not understood what the life of old-age people is like before. We were touched by love and we were impressed by the strong. Starting from the moment of walking in the Chakouyi nursing homes, corridor clean, tidy house, and passionate people give us deep impression. Nursing homes is in a lively mood, everyone's face is filled with a happy smile, Nursing home in the desolate thought is the same as the fall of the depression, but I was completely wrong. Homes for the elderly is a large family composed of a group of living alone. Due to various reasons, they come together. Together is the edge. They live happily in the happy family, and did not see the misfortune that the hardships of life bring them. On the contrary, I see the longing and the pursuit for a better life from them. We always hear the phrase 'We live here very happy, we are grateful to nation' during the process of interaction. This simple and plain word deeply shocked my heart. Although they did not have culture, not have a full home, they know how to abandon the unhappy past, courage to face life. They eliminate a lonely heart of each other, and filled with joy in every corner of a heart.


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