1. Description of Our Community
Families in the local community with low socioeconomic status. They are families who are given the opportunity to start a business but lack the capital and skill to run it.
2. Summary of Our Project
GoG(Gift of Gold) is a CIE program created in coordination with students, parents, and teachers to engage students in an effort to help families in the local community with low socioeconomic status. They are families who are given the opportunity to start a business but don't have the fainancial capacity and lack the skill to run it.
The goal is to educate them on how to run a business and provide them the suffcient capital to start it. The program strongly adheres to school's mission, whch is:
'We transform ordinary individuals to become extraordinary catalysts of social progress through a philosophy of education for leaders anchored on social engagement and the Pearl Principle.'
“The Pearl Principle” which espouses the – initiation of change from within and within one’s sphere of influence, by transforming a state of hopelessness into a state of optimism, where opportunities are created as in the creation of a Pearl.'
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:more than 6
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 students can work at the school computer laboratory with the Internet. They also have their own personal computers and some uses smartphones and tablets to access and edit the project in the classroom or at home.
4. Problems We Had To Overcome
The availability of the technology in the classroom and mobile devices to access information for research have definitely helped the students in organizing the content of our website. Human factor might have affected in coordinating with the students in gathering the data and materials for the website's content but with the teachers guiding them properly on what and how to do things would minimize the problems in miscommunication.
5. Our Project Sound Bite
Since the theme is 'Understand and Unite', we would like to show to the International Community how we can uplift the lives of others by educating the beneficiary(poor families) to become capable in running the business, improve their products and providing them sufficient finanacial support and become self-sustaining.
6. How did your activities and research for this CyberFair Project support standards, required coursework and curriculum standards?
GoG was an integration of subjects particularly, Business Studies, Religious Studies(a subject on the Pearl Principle). Their skills in creating their design for their business materials are learned from Design and Technology and ICT. The Internet have helped so much in the collaboration with the students and allowed the student to create an output better done in a traditional classroom activity.