CyberFair Project ID: 6821

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International Schools CyberFair Project Narrative
Title: Products of Antiqueño Hands
Category: 4. Local Specialties

School: Antique National School
    San Jose, Antique, Philippines

5 students, ages 15-16 worked together to complete this CyberFair project on March 15, 2011. They have participated in CyberFair in the following year(s): 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2010

Classes and Teachers: Jocelyn Remonte

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Our School's Web Site:

Project Overview

1. Description of Our Community

Antique belongs to the West Visayas region. A craggy and mountanous area, the province could be described as alluring and does hold the historical pull of its neighboring provinces - Iloilo or Capiz.

The province is seahorse-shaped, with a distance end to end of 156 kilometers and a distance across of 33 kilometers at its widest. The land neighborhood of the province is 252, 200 hectares accounting for about 12.57% of the total land area of the West Visayas region.

Due to its precipitous slopes and uneven long mountain ranges, the province has isolated itself from the rest of Panay, hance, developed its own dissimilar language called Antique Kinaray-a - characterised by the predominant 'r' sounds and spoken with a lilting gentle intonation.

2. Summary of Our Project

The site that features the local products, specialties and delicacies of the province of Antique. It shows the traditions and culture of Antique, as it is preserved through the years by passing it on from generation to the next. The students created this project in order to encourage their fellow Antiqueños to embrace their own products and culture

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:more than 6

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

D. Number of years our classroom has been connected to the Internet:4-6

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

Now that our school has 72 computer units, with 40 computers having Internet connection, both the Special Science Class (SSC) and the regular class students take Computer Education as their elective subject and enjoy free Internet access. Activities in relation to the Cyberfair Competition were mostly done at school.

4. Problems We Had To Overcome

Since the students who were participating in the Cyberfair are all graduating and they all belong the Special Science Class Curriculum, we find it hard to manage and divide our time for schoolwork, school organizations responsibilities and in doing the project since it is conflicting with our schedules and other requirements. There was just not enough time alloted to finish the project since the finals were fast coming and the students needed to focus on their studies or else failure will be at hand. Another problem is the frequent brownouts in our area which adds to the inconvenience it finishing the website.

The upside to all of these was all the students who helped in making the project have computers and internet access at home so it was easy for us to communicate with each other and easily assign task to each member of the team. These tasks were sent to the team leader via e-mail, and she compiles it.

Despite all the troubles, the hectic schedules and other obstacles we faced along the way, we still managed to finish the subject through our combined efforts, skills and sense of responisbility. Throughout the duration of the project, we did not only feature the products of our local community but also the product of our combined will, skill, patience, hardwork and time management.

We would also like to add that this project would not have been possible without our teachers who were always there to urge us, our family and friends for giving us the inspiration for the project, and the the Almighty from whom all these came from and whom all of these are for.

5. Our Project Sound Bite

'We did it because people think it cannot be done and we have done it because we unite.'

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

The Cyberfair is the application of the things we have learned in the four corners of the classroom in the subjects namely Research, Journalism and Computer Education. Photo editing, web designing, and photography were the knowledge and skills that were developed through the duration of the project.

Also, intrapersonal relationship of each member was developed. This project also taught us the proper way of approaching people in interviewing and gathering information that may be possible to be used in the website. These character-formation values could be applied in the future as professionals.

Project Elements

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

The students used magazines, flyers, and blogs about their topic. Aside from that, we distributed questionnaires and interviewed local community personnel and some officials from the Department of Tourism of the province. The data gathered had been the brain of our project, without which (the team) could not be able to produce a sound informative project. The most essestial gadget for the accomplishment of this was the computer, both at home and at school. Other technologies used were phones, scanners, and cameras.

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

Through our Cyberfair project, we were able to enhance our abilities in dealing and interviewing various persons and digging secondary information in the most unlikely sources. We were able to present a webpage to people, both Antiqueños and non-local folks, who are interested about our chosen topic. Besides, we had presented the cultures, traditions and products of our province which we are sure is now slowly fading in the minds of the Antiqueños. We also showed to the community that the products of their hands, which was passed on from generation down to the nest, still strive and kick despite the various obstacles modernization has brought thoughout the centuries.

With all our hearts and senses we are honored to be a tool for the completion of this venture. We believe that what we have reunited our goals and dreams to achieve excellence and honor.

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

The team wanted to feaure the excellence of the products of Antique. Through this project, we were able to rediscover the roots of Antiqueño traditions and show the comunity the beauty and uniqueness of their products. We believe that we have helped in making the local people embrace their own culture and traditions and made them proud of their products and delicacies.

Featuring the products of Antiqueño hands made us help in encouraging the local citizens of the province to be proud of what they could accomplish and produce and help them embrace their true culture, traditions and thei nature as Antiqueños and as Filipinos.

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

Unity to be real must stand the severest strain without breaking. This project would have been possible without the combined efforts of the participating students who devoted their time and skills for the finishing of this project. Of course, it would not have been possible for the students to make this project without the help of their local community members, their teachers Mrs. Jocelyn Remonte and Mr. Leonil Gallano for their consistent instructions. Mr. Rodolfo J. Caberoy, the Principal IV of the school for allowing the students to participate in the Cyberfair. Mrs. Cherry Lyn Quanico for her suggestions, cooperation and contributions in terms of resources and second hand information that were used for the project. And, of course, the local folks of the Province of Antique from whom we recieved our information that existed for generations within the realm of Antiqueño knowledge.


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