Doors to Diplomacy Project ID: 6783

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International Schools CyberFair Project Narrative
Title: Sex Trafficking in Myanmar
Category: 2. Promotion of Peace and Democracy: Social Issues
Bibliography: http://Page 7

School: Lindblom
    Chicago, Ill, United States

2 students, ages 14 and 15 worked together to complete this Doors to Diplomacy project on March 8, 2011. They have participated in Doors to Diplomacy in the following year(s): 2011

Classes and Teachers: Ms. Myers

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Our School's Web Site:

Project Overview

1. Description of Our Team

My name is Tonyae and my partner name is Brittany. We decided to work together because we are good friends and know how to research well enough. The way we divided up the work was, if one person wanted to research a topic and another person wanted to do something else then that's what we would do. Adult coaches consist of Ms. Myers (world studies teacher) and Ms. Terry (the librarian).

2. Summary of Our Project

Our search is based on the growing issue in Myanmar which is known as sex trafficking. This issues is highly overlooked by the government.

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:dial-up modem

D. Number of years our classroom has been connected to the Internet:1

4. Problems We Had To Overcome

We overcame the problem of not being able to find accurate information for our topic. We overcame the lack of work that some in our group was not doing. We sat down and had a deep talk about class work and team work.

5. Our Project Sound Bite

Doors to diplomacy helped our group to open our eyes to what's really going on in the world.

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

the class that this is being done for is world studies and, it helps us meet our coursework because we are learning about how certain issues are effecting the world around us.

Project Elements

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

The types of computers we used were the Dell computers provided by our school and at home. We used the local library located in our school. To locate the websites that we used, we used the search engine Google. We checked out a book in the library that told us a personal story about a girl who was tricked into sex trafficking. The book Sold provided us with an overview of what sex trafficking is.

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

Ms. Myers had us to present some specific information about our topic. We had to becocme experts in this situation. After the presentation, Ms. Myers told our group that we were well on our way. She wanted us to act like ambassadors and that's what we did!

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

This website has changed our perspective of the sex trafficking happening everywhere, not just Myanmar. I would walk around my block and ask people if they were aware of sex trafficking! I knew they would not know anything about sex trafficking in Myanmar but I still wanted their opinion.

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

While working on our project we ran into a problem with some information. We couldn't find the rights that were being violated due to sex trafficking. So we sent emails to different organizations asking for help! We are still waiting for a response.

5) Discoveries, Lessons and Surprises (Optional)

Something that surprised us was the fact that one father that found out that his daughter was forced sold into sex trafficking and his comment was, 'I wish i could have asked for more money.' The fact that he didnt care about his daughter shoked us.


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