CyberFair Project ID: 8705

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International Schools CyberFair Project Narrative
Title: Our Precious Foods -Food bank
Category: 2. Community Groups and Special Populations

School: Zhong Li Commercial Senior High School
    Taoyuan, , Taiwan

6 students, ages 16-17 worked together to complete this CyberFair project on March 15, 2023. They have participated in CyberFair in the following year(s): 2021,2022

Classes and Teachers: Chia-Lan, Chang

E-Mail contact:

Our School's Web Site:

Project Overview

1. Description of Our Community

Occupying approximately 3.3 acres, National Jhongli Commercial High School is located in the city center of Jhongli City, Taoyuan County, only 6 minutes away from Jhongli Train Station, 45 minutes from Taipei City, 20 minutes from Taoyuan International Airport, and 15 minutes from THSR Taoyuan Station. It is conveniently connected to the southern and northern Taiwan by Freeway No.1 and 3, and Express Way 66. Adjacent to a tourist night market, a park, a tennis court, and a department store, the campus is situated in a lively neighborhood, inside which several elementary, middle, high schools, vocational schools and universities could be found. The school’ curriculums are based on a practical vocational education policy, aiming to emphasize the features of business-related courses while implementing courses on human arts, arts, civics and ethics, career planning and life education. It has created a humanitarian learning environment, encouraging the students to look at the bigger picture while maintaining a sense of propriety. By participating in this contest, we hope that more people would get know our school and recognize it as the largest commercial high school in northern Taiwan.

2. Summary of Our Project

In recent years, the issue of food waste has been an ongoing international concern for citizens around the world, and the problem of food shortage and inflation that has led to higher prices are making life even more difficult for people who are already in financial hardship and cannot have their quality of life guaranteed. Food banks are charitable organizations that help these disadvantaged groups. From the beginning, food banks may only work with private organizations, but nowadays, some governments have joined the food banks, and more companies have joined the cooperation with the enhanced concept of corporate social marketing, so that food banks can grow even more. In addition to food donations, food banks are also increasing their donations of supplies and teaching children in remote rural areas about the ideas of healthy eating, making people want to learn more about food banks.

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):

Most of the time, our team worked with the computers and internet connection in the computer room of our school, collecting and organizing the materials needed for our website. Other than that, we made use of the ADSL, TV network and local network at home. We also depended on some communication software like LINE and Facebook to discuss with each other and upload photos. With the assistance of these communication technologies, we were able to successfully distribute tasks and have discussions.

4. Problems We Had To Overcome

When we first started the website, we had absolutely no idea how and where to start. What is our structure? What is a menu? How should we design the header and footer? And how should we plan the project? We consulted our supervisor every time when we had a question, no matter how small the question was. Then we discussed with each other, accumulated our experiences and skills, and finally were able to complete the project.

5. Our Project Sound Bite

We’ve learned a great deal, and we were very lucky that no one rejected our interview. This contest has expanded our horizon, and was a big step for us, since we had neither interviewed anybody nor conducted a questionnaire survey before. Through participating in this Cyber Fair, we learned the organization of materials, interview skills, website design, and more importantly, the value of teamwork, mutual help, mutual understanding, tolerance, and that even when we encounter difficulties, we can solve them together. Our field trips were filled with laughter as well. For us, what is important about this contest is not whether we would win an award, but the process and our experience.

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

This contest had allowed us to step outside the campus, work as a team and thoroughly learn about the our Precious Foods -Food bank. We also hope our project would help more people to give weight to the reutilization of aging, historic neighborhoods, as well as to further understand the painstaking process. With the instruction of our supervisor, each member in the team discovered his/her potential as a photographer while constantly taking pictures with cameras and smartphones. In the meantime, we continued to collect new materials, and incorporated the information we’d found into our project using the word processing skills acquired in class. We also learned about the operation and application of various hard- and software, such as website design, image processing, typesetting, and scanning. When working on a website, editing videos, adjusting image sizes and typesetting are all very important details. We’ve applied all our inspiration, creativity and skills learned in school on this project and website.

Project Elements

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

We faced three problems during this probject. The first problem was the technical problem. We were inexperienced in website establishment and animation production. It took us plenty of time learning them from books. The second one was about communication. Although all the team members are familiar with each other, disagreements inevitably occurred, challenging our esprit de corps. The last problem was about weather.

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

When working on this project, we learned many things that weren’t taught in school. More importantly, we learned how to create a web page we want by searching for the needed materials among endless files, organizing, categorizing and typesetting them, as well as working on the sizing, composition and the enhancement of images, labeling, inserting inline frames and brushing. We learned that it is important to plan ahead before an interview, to take notes and record it, in order to present all the information collected. These tasks can’t be achieved by one person but only by dividing them among all the team members. Therefore, we’ve realized that cooperation and coordination between team members are what contribute to the success of this project.

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

When we first started working on the website, we had absolutely no idea where to start, which direction to go, what material we needed, how to design, how to set up the structure and what our project outlines would be. We also thought about giving up because we really had no idea. Fortunately, with the instruction and help of our supervisor, we changed our mind; instead, we worked harder to learn about this our precious foods -Food bank. Using simple descriptions, we show the features and the development of this Food bank, and we are sure that after seeing our website, people would surely understand the our precious foods -Food bank.

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

We would like to thank the volunteer at food bank for agreeing to be interviewed by us, and providing us with written materials that had helped us greatly with our writing. The center also allowed us to take photos of places where visitors are not allowed, offered detailed introduction of each location and answered all our questions. We’d also like to thank our supervisor for her comments and suggestions on the design, layout and format of our website, which helped us to deliver a perfect result.

5) Discoveries, Lessons and Surprises (Optional)

AIt was not easy to work on the Cyberfair project at first. But, under the guidance of our instructor, we got better and worked hard to catch up. This also inspired us not to take things lightly, and we should do our best to achieve our goals. We could see the personality and attitude of each team member, and we also found out that we are all versatile, with some members having computer skills, drawing skills, and writing skills, so we should not waste these resources and make good use of them in the Cyberfair project to present the project theme perfectly.


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