CyberFair Project ID: 8719

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International Schools CyberFair Project Narrative
Title: the Sacred Food for the Homeless Project
Category: 7. Environmental Awareness

School: Taichung Municipal Hui-Wen Senior High School
    Taichung City, none, Republic of China(Taiwan)

8 students, ages 16-17 worked together to complete this CyberFair project on February 28, 2024. They have participated in CyberFair in the following year(s): 2012,2013,2014,2015,2016,2017,2018,2021,2022,2023

Classes and Teachers: CHIH-JEN HUANG/CHI-HUA TSAI

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Project Overview

1. Description of Our Community

In 2016, Hui Wen High School in Taichung initiated the “Sacred Food for the Homeless Project” to transform surplus food into sacred sustenance. Recognizing the significant amount of leftover lunch, students CHUN-YAN YANG and SYUAN-YI SHIH, who were originally from the junior high department, proposed the Project. They collaborated with 'People's Peace Foundation”to distribute food to the homeless.

2. Summary of Our Project

The “ Sacred Food for the Homeless Project” aims to raise awareness about food waste and prompt reflection on where the lunch leftovers go. We finally worked out a way of feeding those who collapse due to hunger with students’lunch surplus. Through the project , we transform this waste into meaningful assistance, allowing more people to enjoy a satisfying meal.

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):

During class breaks, we utilize the school's computers and internet facilities to discuss project matters and monitor progress. After school, team members use personal computers or cell phones to search for information, create websites, and conduct surveys. Members also communicate and discuss via LINE, while collaborative tasks are managed using Google and Gmail for document sharing and co-editing. Thanks to the internet, we can conveniently and efficiently complete our project.

4. Problems We Had To Overcome

Data Sources: Our information primarily comes from interview content. The director of our school helps coordinate with interviewees, adjusting schedules based on their availability.

Discussion: During meetings, sometimes we face scheduling conflicts. Members inform those absent of the discussion content, and we also use LINE to send messages.

5. Our Project Sound Bite

In society, some people, due to financial constraints and other factors, frequently go hungry, leading a life with sporadic meals. While contemplating how to address these issues, the sudents of Hui Wen High School in Taiwan share surplus food with the homeless.

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

Through exploring a school initiative called the 'Sacred Food for the Homeless Project,' which proposes to address societal issues, we focused on the vulnerable groups in the local community. By redistributing surplus food within the school to those in need, we established a positive relationship with the People's Peace Foundation and individuals experiencing homelessness. We believe that applying the knowledge and skills acquired in school to contribute to society is the essence and purpose of education, and this was the original intention behind our research.

Project Elements

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

We used Google Forms for collecting and statistically analyzing large datasets. Video and audio interviews were conducted using the team leader's camera, mobile phone, and desktop computer, while web development was done using school computers, laptops, and team members' tablets. Ultimately, our thematic research project was completed by utilizing the data collected through the aforementioned tools.

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

We obtained the contact details of the Foundation's manager through our teacher and arranged a face-to-face interview at one of their meal distribution locations. Additionally, interviews with participants from Changhua Jingcheng High School were conducted via online Google Meet sessions. Participants from other schools, including principals, nutritionists, and project executives, were interviewed during lunch breaks. The objective is for these interview segments to offer a comprehensive understanding of the operational processes and to inspire greater participation in this project.

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

We have observed that the smooth progress of this project is attributed to the dedicated efforts of numerous individuals. Additionally, we have come to realize the profound significance of the Sacred Food Initiative for those in need. As high school students leading a carefree life, we cherish our current blessings more and exert our utmost to assist those in need.

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

Through interviews with relevant people, we have gained insights into the project. By analyzing and organizing this information, we have come to understand its development, history, and the valuable outcomes it has yielded. The knowledge will contribute to our efforts in promoting the initiative to a wider audience.

5) Discoveries, Lessons and Surprises (Optional)

Initially, we questioned the effect of the project. It wasn't until the day we interviewed the program director and were invited to participate in the meal distribution process that we realized the substantial impact. Witnessing the surplus food collected from school lunches, initially categorized as kitchen waste, transformed into warm meals for at least fifty homeless individuals through careful repackaging was eye-opening. Furthermore, the collaboration between Taichung Girls' Senior High School and our school, Hui Wen High School, ensures a balanced nutritional offering for those receiving the meals. Through physical visits, we strongly advocate for a greater appreciation of food and the reduction of kitchen waste.


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