CyberFair Project ID: 8170

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International Schools CyberFair Project Narrative
Title: Chandni Chowk
Category: 5. Local Attractions (Natural and Man-Made)

School: Ryan International School
    New Delhi, New Delhi, India

9 students, ages 14-17 yrs worked together to complete this CyberFair project on February 14, 2016. They have participated in CyberFair in the following year(s): 2014,2015,2016

Classes and Teachers: Ms. Sangeeta Bisht

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Our School's Web Site: http://

Project Overview

1. Description of Our Community

Our Indian Community comprises a variety of traditions, local attractions and various historical places. All these add grace and glitter to the Indian Heritage. Our collective local community is Chandni Chowk which is an important local attraction in New Delhi,capital of India. It comprises of people with various occupations, and is one of the most busiest areas of New Delhi. It is nation wide famous for its variety of street foods, shopping (especially wedding dresses), sight seeing of various temples and historical monuments called Havelis that once were residences of the royal families.

2. Summary of Our Project

We wanted to showcase India’s vibrant cultures, local people and local traditions. In order to do this, Chandni Chowk market came out as one of the best topics to be chosen. Our project shows the amount of diversity present all around India. It shows the various street foods , clothing ,religious places and historical monuments, all at one place.It constitutes India's 4 major religious institutions, namely, Sikhism,Jainism,Christianity and Islam. Through Cyber Fair, we get the perfect international platform to show the best local attraction of India which is not only famous among Indians but is one of the most famous tourist spot.

3. Our Computer and Internet Access

A. Percentage of students using the Internet at home:21-50%

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:more than 6

4. Problems We Had To Overcome

There were a number of problems that our team had to overcome. The first and the foremost problem was understanding among the group members. It took us time to coordinate with each other and communicate fully. The next problem was the inadequate access to computers and internet. We had limited computers in the computer lab that were available to us. Very often the computers weren't free as the teachers of the school had to work. Also internet was not available all the time which further delayed our project.

5. Our Project Sound Bite

Cyber Fair has given the students and the school a wonderful opportunity to participate in an international competition. Most of all, it has given the experience of working and participating at the global level.

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

Our project addresses high content standards with complete information about the entire project. The pictures used and displayed are completely adequate , precise and original .The project fits well into the school and state guidelines as we are promoting India’s most famous local attraction , Chandni Chowk. We learnt various new skills like website designing, new ways of project promotion and also HTML coding. The main group concepts practiced by us were leadership and ways of adjusting with the team members. Using Internet has been a more effective method than traditional methods as it gave a variety of options to explore and discover about whatever aspect we want to.

Project Elements

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

There were a number of tools and technologies that we used for completing our project. Firstly, we used the computers available in our school. There are approx. 20 computers in our school out of which two computers were given to us to save all our documents and project related work. Except for that, we were allowed to work on 3 to 4 computers at a time in the school. Our team members also used mobile phones to communicate to each other. We also made a Facebook group chat named ‘Cyber Fair' in which we could send messages that were required for everyone to read. All important information regarding how the project has to go about were put as a message within the group so that everyone gets information on time as Facebook is a social networking site that is used mostly by everyone regularly. Then we used Digital Cameras and Video Cameras for taking the required pictures of team members and videos of all events related to the project. These tools helped us so much as we were solely dependent on them for beginning and ending the project.

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

We acted as ambassadors and spokespersons for our Cyber Fair project online by creating our website and the project related page on social networking sites. We created a presentation and showcased it in our school, made and conducted surveys about the level of awareness about Chandni Chowk and had discussions with our teachers about our project and its relation with the Cyber Fair theme “Share and Unite”.

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

We think that the most unique thing about our project is its originality. Chandni Chowk is a very vast topic that we were able to cover up within one website showcasing the huge amount of street foods that are unique only to India and the various amounts of shops where you name an item and you get it. We were also able to totally justify India’s theme of 'Unity in Diversity' as Chandni Chowk contains various temples of various religions found in India, all at one place. Whoever goes through our website will totally be mesmerized with the diversity in culture and how people of various linguistic ,cultural groups come and interact with each other.

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

Our project involved a local attraction so there were definitely many people who helped us in making this project. As it is said that first-hand information is definitely better than information from net ,therefore , we personally went to all the street vendors and interviewed them about their personal views regarding the kind of work they do and if they are able to run their house from the money they earn. We also interacted with various tourists from France and Germany in order to know what they feel about this place.


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