CyberFair Project ID: 8234

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International Schools CyberFair Project Narrative
Title: Ms Wanda Chang, the Brave Mother Who Had a Tug-of-War with Death for Her Daughter
Category: 1. Local Leaders

School: Taipei Municipal Wuxing Elementary School
    Taipei, , Taiwan

9 students, ages 11-12 worked together to complete this CyberFair project on March 5, 2017. They have participated in CyberFair in the following year(s): 2012,2013,2014,2015,2016

Classes and Teachers: Sue-Ching Li, and Chefu Wang

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Project Overview

1. Description of Our Community

Wuxing Elementary School is located at Xinyi District. The information circulation develops very fast there. Liuhe branch of Taipei public library is nearby the school. Students like to read books. They are open-minded, and they have adventurous spirit. They are interested in everything around them, and they are willing to explore.

2. Summary of Our Project

Teacher A - Ching met Hsin - Yi’s elder sister by a coincidence. Her sister gave Teacher A – Ching a book which was written by Hsin – Yi’s mother. This book recorded every detail that Hsin – Yi’s mother took care of Hsin – Yi who has serious heart disease during twenty-one years. We felt very emotional after we read this difficult but full of love’s story. We want to interview with Hsin – Yi’s mother, and know more about this touched life story.

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:1

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):

Our school uses optical network. The computer classroom has restoration system, teacher can preinstall students’ desktops to the environment that is suitable for teaching schedule before the class, and let students learn the technology more efficiently. With the assistance from the Department of Education presently, the wireless network was set up in 2016, and it is suitable for students to do the mobile learning by tablets.

4. Problems We Had To Overcome

We wanted to go to Ms. Chang Ying – Chuan’s house to admire the paintings which were drawn by her and her daughter, Hsin – Yi. However, Ms. Chang’s house is located at the mountain in Xizhi District, the path is very far, and we were afraid to disturb Ms. Chang, so we gave up the meeting plan with her. In the coming future, we hope that our school can consult with Ms. Chang directly, ask her to handle an art exhibition in Wuxing Elementary School, and introduce the life story of her and her daughter. Before that, we are glad to invite Ms. Chang to Wuxing Elementary School to accept our interview.

5. Our Project Sound Bite

Only try your best ,never give up

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

Language Arts After reading Ms. Chang Ying – Chuan’s one hundred and fifty thousand words story, “Love that is at life’s gap,” we can strengthen our reading ability, we can try to write down what we learned from the book, and bring up our questions and thoughts from the contents to the author.

Mathematics We have interviewed with the nurse in school’s health center. After we knew the amount of students who have heart disease and the total amount of students, we calculated the rate of students who have heart disease is around 2.8%.

Integrative Activities Understanding the needs, physical pressure and psychological pressure from long – term cared patient and carer.

Arts and Humanities Admiring Ms. Chang Ying – Chuan and Hsin – Yi’s art creation, and the drawing of mother and younger sister by Hsin – Yi’s elder brother, we strengthen our sense of beauty experience.

Health and Physical Education We learned that pushing a wheelchair is an exhausted thing from the wheelchair experience, and we understand that it’s also important to take care of our own health when we are looking after our disabled family members.

Science and Technology Understanding the characteristics of Heterotaxy syndrome. Knowing much medical knowledge from Ms. Chang Ying – Chuan’s book, and understanding the reasons why children who have heart disease cannot cry loudly and why they need to avoid letting their moods being too excited.

Project Elements

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

We use digital cameras, cellphones, computer programs, such as web design, illustration, video and audio, also the office programs. Library, books and newspapers, also the interview on the spot are also applied. Of course, the online resource plays the main role in our research project.

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

We would like to introduce the most historical of the attractions in the Wuxing Elementary School vicinity to everyone, and hope you have the opportunity to take a leisurely trip along the trail yourselves.

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

People in our community can learn new things through our Web pages. Other people around the world can learn new things about our We have established some new working relationships with people in our community. We have met many new friends because the Web site.

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

The Inspirational Story Of Mather and her daughter.

5) Discoveries, Lessons and Surprises (Optional)

The problem of long – term care. Being hospitalized was normal to Hsin – Yi. She also knew many good doctors who are caring and competent. Although Hsin – Yi had subsidy from health insurance for visiting a doctor and being hospitalized after 1995, the expense and the mental consumption of long – term care were still astonishing. Mrs. Chang Ying – Chuan took care of her daughter, Hsin – Yi almost twenty – four hours a day. Fortunately, Hsin – Yi’s father worked seriously and earned much money to support the huge medical expenses and living expenses. Thinking about it, among the near- poor households families, if there are patients who have serious illness, get serious hurt from accident, or their grandparents who are too old to walk, then who is able to take care of them? If it need one of the family member to quit the job to take care of the patient, then how can the family have enough money for living? If they need to hire a caregiver to take care of the patient, then how can they afford this tens of thousands dollars’ expense? Therefore, the issue of long – term care needs to be studied and solved by relative governmental departments.


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