CyberFair Project ID: 8723

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International Schools CyberFair Project Narrative
Title: Solid Waste management
Category: 7. Environmental Awareness

School: Sankalp Senior Secondary School
    Berhampur, Odisha, India

426 students, ages 5-13 worked together to complete this CyberFair project on February 22, 2024. They have participated in CyberFair in the following year(s): 2023-2024

Classes and Teachers: Lipika Jena, Mamata Patro, Samsad Begum, Jyoti Laxmi Rana ,Rajeswari Devi ,Salomi Behera

E-Mail contact:

Our School's Web Site: http://

Project Overview

1. Description of Our Community

Community Berhampur city and near by localities such as Ralab village, Lanjipali area , Lochapada Village

2. Summary of Our Project

As you know that non biodegradable wastages like plastic wastages are increasing immensely in city area .So we have taken initiative to collect empty milk bags, single use plastic bottles, Wrappers which we send to Govt of Odisha for recycling of these wastages. So far we have already collected 1.5 ton of single plastic with the cooperation of students with their parents and teachers of our school. Its a continuous process and our mission will continue until we get desired results.

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:4-6

E. Additional comments concerning your computer and/or Internet access (Optional):

While consistent internet access would be ideal for promoting our plastic bag collection project through technology, we're finding creative solutions. We're utilizing available online resources during accessible times to create awareness materials and explore tech options. Additionally, we're focusing on offline promotion and local community outreach. We believe resourcefulness and collaboration can overcome limitations.

4. Problems We Had To Overcome

During our project work, we encountered some of barriers/challenges such as:

1. With inspiring students and other people to become a part of our project and to deliberately contribute towards it. And to make local-vendors aware, where the plastic-waste generation is very significant.

Solution: We collaborated closely with people, who can understand our purpose and who are skillful to troubleshoot the issues. We explored alternative methods to ensure seamless project progress.

2. Sometimes students were having Limited access to necessary equipment. Solution: To overcome these challenges, we established a schedule for equipment sharing among students and utilized alternate resources whenever possible.

5. Our Project Sound Bite

Participating in International Schools CyberFair has provided a beautiful opportunity for our students to showcase their creativity, innovation, and global perspectives, fostering a sense of accomplishment within our school community.

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

Content Standards Addressed: Environmental science, SDGs, waste management.

New skills learned: Video editing, Web-page development, digital literacy, collaboration, project management, and data analysis.

Group Concepts Practiced: teamwork, communication, division of tasks, and conflict resolution within our group.

Understanding Specific Ideas: We mainly discussed on Environmental impact of plastic pollution, recycling processes, policy implications, and community engagement strategies.

Fit into School or Class Requirements: Project-based learning initiatives, community service projects, and interdisciplinary studies.

Discoveries about the Educational System and Role in School Community: The importance of hands-on learning experiences, the role of student-led initiatives in addressing real-world issues

Effectiveness of Using the Internet for Teaching and Learning: By having access to resources (e.g. Designing logo for our project), increasing engagement levels, and the ability to reach a wider audience through online platforms.

Project Elements

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

Information Tools:

1. Internet Search Engines: Utilized for research on various topics related to the project. 2. Online Libraries and Databases: Accessed for relevant resources. 3. Social Media Platforms: Engaged with relevant communities, experts for insights and collaboration.


1. Web Development Tools: HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and frameworks like Bootstrap for creating the project website. 2. Video Editing Software 3. Cybersecurity Tools: Antivirus software

How These Tools Helped:

1. Facilitated comprehensive data collection. 2. Enabled effective collaboration among team members. 3. Supported the creation of engaging and visually appealing project materials. 4. Enhanced website development and multimedia content creation. 5. Ensured the security and integrity of project assets and data.

Tool Acquisition:

1. Most tools were freely accessible online and provided by our educational institution (Sankalp Senior Secondary School).

Most Helpful Technologies:

1. Web development tools for building an informative project website. 2. Content management systems for easy organization and updating of project content. 3. Cybersecurity tools for safeguarding project data and ensuring the integrity of the project's online presence.

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

Here are some of the ways mentioned, where students have contacted people in their community:

In-person presentations: Students have given presentations about their Cyber-Fair project to various community groups such as local schools, clubs, or organizations. These presentations could have been scheduled through emails or phone calls to the organizers of these groups.

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

The impact of our Cyber-Fair project on our community has been significant and continues to unfold. Here's how our project has strengthened the relationship between our school and the local community:

1. Making a Difference: Our project aims to address a pressing issue. It's raising awareness about environmental conservation efforts, highlighting community initiatives, our project strives to make a positive difference.

2. Educational Outreach: By presenting engaging multimedia content, and personal narratives, well-observed information, we've provided educational resources that enrich understanding and appreciation for our community's assets and challenges.

3. Establishing Relationships: Engaging in the Cyber-Fair project has facilitated the establishment of new working relationships within our community. Whether collaborating with local experts, or seeking support from businesses, our interactions have strengthened ties and cultivated a sense of shared purpose.

4. Feedback and Engagement: We've received valuable feedback from various stakeholders, including community members and educators. Positive comments, constructive suggestions, and expressions of appreciation demonstrate the impact and relevance of our project. This feedback motivates us to continue our efforts and fuels our sense of accomplishment.

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

Involving other members of our community as helpers and volunteers was crucial to the success of our Cyber-Fair project. Here's how we engaged with and appreciated the support of our helpers:

Local Helpers: We reached out to various individuals and organizations within our community for guidance, collaboration, contribution with the waste collection, expertise, and assistance throughout our project. These helpers included:

Volunteers: We enlisted the help of volunteers from our community, including parents, alumni, and other supporters of our school. These volunteers contributed their time and skills to various aspects of our project, such as data collection and organization, waste collection & management, or technical assistance.

We found our local helpers through personal connections, referrals, and outreach efforts. We approached them with a clear explanation of our project goals and the specific ways in which they could assist us. Their willingness to contribute their expertise, time, and resources was instrumental in enhancing the quality and scope of our project.


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