1. Description of Our Community
Taiwan is located in the eastern part of Asia and serves as a junction between Northeast Asia and Southeast Asia. It is situated in a subtropical region with comfortable temperatures throughout the year, and is also home to a variety of terrain and natural landscapes, which is why Taiwan is also known as Formosa, meaning 'beautiful'. In terms of culture, people are open to the arrival of different cultures, and over time, Taiwan has become a society with diverse cultures. Our school is located in Hua Xin Li, New Taipei City, which is home to the most diverse Nanyang cuisine street in Taiwan. Many descendants of soldiers who retreated from Yunnan to Myanmar and Thailand, as well as Burmese Chinese immigrants who came to Taiwan for economic reasons.
2. Summary of Our Project
We hope to promote the concept of suspended meals through different ways. We have the opportunity to visit restaurants that offer suspended meals and interview the local community leaders in Hua Xin Li. Apart from absorbing knowledge from books, as a group of senior students, we also want to use our power to provide direct help. Therefore, we decided to start from the nearby areas of our school and propose the concept of suspended meals to local restaurants and community leaders. We also raised funds through actual activities within the school. In order to align with international standards, we also hold second-hand items and donate the proceeds to Ah Xing restaurant. This not only takes into account environmental protection but also hopes to help vulnerable groups, contributing to sustainable development.
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:not sure
D. Number of years our classroom has been connected to the Internet:1
4. Problems We Had To Overcome
We believe there are several aspects that each come with their own challenges and values. 1.Building and editing website content is a technical work that requires careful design and adjustment to ensure that the website appears professional and appealing. 2.Creating content in English is also a daunting task, especially when it comes to translating into English, which needs a considerable degree of English proficiency and communication skills to ensure that messages are conveyed accurately. 3.Organizing the structure of the content is also a hard task that requires good coordination and communication skills among team members to fully present the theme and message. 4.The challenges of promotion are also important issues because the concept of waiting to eat requires sufficient participation to be effective. Solutions to this problem may include advocating the importance of waiting to eat, providing more information and explanations, and collaborating and matching with relevant parties such as stores and food banks to ensure that waiting to eat resources are utilized more effectively. Overall, technical design skills, communication and coordination skills, and English proficiency are required to meet these challenges. Through these challenges, we can gradually improve our abilities and experiences and contribute to society and the environment. We hope that in the future, more and more restaurants, kind-hearted people and the government can work together to promote the suspended meals. In this way, we can surround the society with love and generosity.
5. Our Project Sound Bite
Due to this project, we have grown a lot. We have acquired knowledge about suspended meals and our horizons have been expanded through the process. We connect with the international community and apply our global outlook to local businesses. Although we are just high school students, we hope that the efforts can encourage more participation. By combining international and local perspectives, we are also gaining a better understanding of our hometown. Creating a website has been a special experience, as we have to use technology to spread our ideas to a wider audience and arouse their awareness. We are honored that this project has been recognized by different organizations, businesses, and even our school authorities, which motivates us to continue promoting the project.
6. How did your activities and research for this CyberFair Project support standards, required coursework and curriculum standards?
We have been struggling to find a topic. Before doing this project,we have been struggling to find a suitable topic. However there’s one important issue included in our Civic, which aroused our interest. It is SDGs-Zero Hunger.Near our school, there are some restaurants that have been serving suspended meals in order to solve the problem of hunger. So we want to make the suspended meals our project. After deciding the topic, we began to search for information through newspapers, magazines, online news, and field visits. We not only sorted out useful information, but also put the theories in textbooks into practice.We’re glad that we put effort into helping society.