1) What information tools & technologies did you used to complete your CyberFair project?
Students complete their CyberFair project with personal computers, iPad, smartphones, apps, libraries, books, oral interviews and questionnaires. We made the web page with personal computers, iPad, smartphones, and apps. We get to know the problems the immigrant have while fitting in at school with questionnaires, oral interviews and books in the library.
2) In what ways did you act as "ambassadors" and spokespersons for your CyberFair project both on-line and in person.
We distributed the questionnaire about the new immigrant’s culture, and we found out that some people hope to promote the food from their hometown, and some people communicate with their family in their mother language. Most people do help when the new immigrants are bullied. In their opinion, the new immigrants’ advantages are they know more about different languages, and cultures. Their disadvantage is that they can't communicate with other people well. Most people are not interested in the new immigrant’s related activities. From the questionnaires, we realized that many people didn’t really know about new immigrants and their hometown culture, so we decided to hold a “Multicultural fair.”Our goal is that we hope everyone can get along with the new immigrants and their children well.
3) What has been the impact of your project on your community?
In order to know more about new immigrants in Taiwan, we went to Zhongping Road Story House for “The Lecture Series on Southeast Asian Culture three times.”Through those activities, we can know more about the real life of the new immigrants and migrant workers in Taiwan, and we realize how students can promote the hometown culture of the new immigrants at school. We promoted snacks from Southeast Asian countries and taught students to speak a few words in different languages at the school fair. I think this is such a meaningful activity that allows students to experience diverse cultures in a relaxing and happy way! We also have a Multicultural fair and promote the new immigrant’s culture at school with games, invite Enzo and the lecturer from Maesai to our school and have a speech. Then we can bridge the gap between our schoolmates and the related resources outside our school, and encourage our friends to join the activities about the new immigrants.
4) How did your project involve other members of your community as helpers and volunteers?
We also have a Multicultural fair and promote the new immigrant’s culture at school with games, invite Enzo and the lecturer from Maesai to our school and have a speech. Then we can bridge the gap between our schoolmates and the related resources outside our school, and encourage our friends to join the activities about the new immigrants.
5) Discoveries, Lessons and Surprises (Optional)
Without multiple collisions, how can there be brilliant sparks? Through the interview, we became more familiar with the new immigrants. Today, we shared and discussed many activities and interviews. At the same time, we have also cultivated the concept of inclusive multiculturalism, and hope that in the future we can create a culturally inclusive environment for more people around us, and make Taiwan’s culture more diverse!