CyberFair Project ID: 8724

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International Schools CyberFair Project Narrative
Title: Village Bhondsi:Weaving Heritage, Sowing Future
Category: 2. Community Groups and Special Populations

School: Laburnum Public School
    Gurugram, Haryana, India

11 students, ages 12-18 worked together to complete this CyberFair project on March 17, 2024. They have participated in CyberFair in the following year(s): 2024

Classes and Teachers: Teachers participated: Dr.Bhavna Chibber, Ms.Sunita Layak, Ms.Neha Vats, Ms. Namita Khurana Ms.Meenu,

E-Mail contact:

Our School's Web Site: http://

Project Overview

1. Description of Our Community

Our community embodies a profound understanding of sustainability, reflecting values ingrained in our collective consciousness for generations. Long before the formal articulation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), our members intuitively grasped the importance of harmony with nature, equitable progress, and cultural heritage preservation. This innate wisdom serves as a strong foundation for our journey towards sustainable development.

In engaging with our community, we don't introduce the SDGs as novel concepts; rather, we affirm values and practices aligning with these goals, acknowledging them as part of our longstanding traditions. We emphasize inclusivity, ensuring every individual, regardless of background, contributes to our collective progress. By fostering belonging and empowerment, we encourage active participation.

Moreover, we bridge tradition and modernization, recognizing their complementary nature. Traditional knowledge enriches modern solutions, propelling us towards sustainability while honoring heritage. This approach instills pride and purpose, as we align with the SDGs not just globally, but as an expression of our unique identity.

Our journey isn't solely about meeting targets; it's about nurturing a resilient community embodying equity, environmental stewardship, and cultural preservation. Through our collective efforts, we shape a better future and inspire others to embrace sustainability from within.

2. Summary of Our Project

Our project is dedicated to achieving a delicate balance between modernization and cultural preservation within our community. Embedded within our community are rich cultural beliefs that not only define our identity but also contribute significantly to our country's diverse tapestry. Despite not being explicitly aware of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), our community has been actively working towards their attainment through inherent wisdom and a mindset rooted in development rather than radical change.

Our cultural beliefs serve as guiding principles, shaping interactions among ourselves and with the environment. These beliefs foster a profound sense of belonging, unity, and instill values of respect, sustainability, and stewardship. Through practices passed down through generations, our community has made invaluable contributions to our nation's fabric, enriching its diversity and resilience.

Many are unaware that our community has long been aligned with the principles of sustainable development. Our innate wisdom has led us to prioritize harmony with nature, equitable progress, and the preservation of our cultural heritage. We've embraced modernization while retaining our traditions, recognizing the symbiotic relationship between the two.

Instead of advocating for radical change, our community adopts a mindset of thoughtful development, seeking to build upon existing strengths and wisdom. It is this unique blend of tradition and progress that has inspired our team to delve into this topic, recognizing its potential to showcase a different approach to sustainability—one that celebrates cultural diversity, honors ancestral knowledge, and fosters inclusive progress.

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:1

C. Connection speed used in the classroom:not sure

D. Number of years our classroom has been connected to the Internet:2-3

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

Internet-based projects pose challenges like communication barriers, technical issues, security concerns, and managing diverse teams across time zones. Effective communication, robust project management, and addressing security risks are crucial for success.

4. Problems We Had To Overcome

Our biggest adversity was that when we step-out to gather information & interviews, most of the people were shy of being in front of the camera and microphone. They seemed to be not comfortable with us. They were not even willing to tell us anything without a camera and microphone too. This limited our resources to much extent. Some of the information we got also was false. That's why we have to verify and authenticate the information from various sources which increases our time for content creation. Other adversity we faced was technical adversities. Our technical team also consisted of only one person who also had a lack of experience but with the support of the team, he dedicatedly completed his task on time.

5. Our Project Sound Bite

Our project is not just a school project, it is a exposure of our community to the whole world. It will give the community a introduction to the world and be the face of Bhondsi in online world.

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

This project is a research based project. Research based learning is encouraged by the world. In this project, we also talked to many people as representatives of a school which teaches us Ethical Consideration, Critical Thinking, Empathy & Understanding, etc. Now, after the completion of the project, students are instilled with great communication skills, oratory skills, research skills, team understanding, Time Management, and many more. Group concepts like effective communication, collaborative decision-making, role definition, Flexibility, Adaptability, Accountability and Quality Assurance helped us to foster our tasks. Understanding others' ideas by looking at them through their perspective was kinda difficult but we understood others' perspectives in our team by listening to them carefully, respecting their thoughts and thinking about it broadly. Our project helps us to understand our society and the world's initiatives. It linked us to our traditions and our cultures and the practices we never heard of before. The internet teaching and learning methods are better than traditional methods as in traditional methods, we have limited source and knowledge but in online method, teachers & students can use various sources to teach & learn. We have extensive sources on the internet rather than a single book in traditional classes.

Project Elements

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

Usage of information and technology tools We used the following information tools and technologies:- 1.Mobile Phone for photography and cinematography 2.Microphone for Audio/Voice Recording 3.Oral Interviews for research 4.Whatsapp for online communication 5.Wordpress for web design 6.Capcut for video editing 7.7 Desktop Computers 8.2 Laptop Computers 9.Canva for photo editing Computers are our most valuable tools as the work of a website is dependent on the computers. We were allowed to use the school computers in school hours. School also provided us the capital for domain purchase and word press subscription. Laptop Computers, Mobile Phone, Microphone were located by the students themselves.

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

Laburnum Public School students actively promoted Cyber Fair by conducting interview sessions in various localities. Through engaging interviews, they highlighted the importance of cybersecurity, internet safety, and digital literacy. Their efforts not only raised awareness but also empowered community members to adopt safe online practices. This initiative showcases the school's commitment to fostering digital citizenship and promoting a secure online environment for all.

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

Our project is a way to the embarkment for the community as this reminds the community that the things they are doing are good for everyone and encourages them to continue, and teaches them to be attached with their culture and tradition. It teaches them to modify with times but not much that they forget their roots. The feedbacks we recieved were quite decent. The locals were happy that the students are introducing a small community to the world stage. They always encouraged us with their words.

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

Our one and only adviser was our principal ma'am (as locals are not much aware about the website making) who guided us time by time, gave us technical assistance and helped us to frame our website's root topics. Her words of motivation lead us to the completion of the project. Also, she was the one who encouraged us to participate in this competition.

5) Discoveries, Lessons and Surprises (Optional)

Participants in the community research project experienced surprising lessons while visiting various localities. They discovered diverse perspectives, hidden gems, and unforeseen challenges. Witnessing community resilience and the impact of their research highlighted the importance of engagement and education in driving positive change.

Participants in the community research project experienced surprising lessons while visiting various localities. They discovered diverse perspectives, hidden gems, and unforeseen challenges. Witnessing community resilience and the impact of their research highlighted the importance of engagement and education in driving positive change.


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