Doors to Diplomacy Project ID: 7147

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International Schools CyberFair Project Narrative
Title: EgyRevolution
Category: 2. Promotion of Peace and Democracy: Social Issues

School: DesignBooky School
    Nasr City, Cairo, Egypt

2 students, ages 17-18 worked together to complete this Doors to Diplomacy project on March 14, 2012. They have participated in Doors to Diplomacy in the following year(s): 2011

Classes and Teachers: Coach: Abdellatif Bedier Students: Omar - Ali

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Project Overview

1. Description of Our Team

We are 2 boys that have joined together to do this project. Omar and Ali. We all live in Egypt and are students at the DesignBooky School.

Omar is 18 years old, he is from Egypt and likes to talk about Freedom and democracy. Ali is also 18 years old, he is from Egypt. Ali likes to help poor people to get their rights .

We are all in the same class and we found a topic together. All of us thought the Egyptian Revolution was an interesting topic. Since we all are in Egypt and it is the most important thing all of the world are talking about, we found it really interesting to find out more about it.

We all had an idea about what we had to do and everyone was okay with that. We had a clue about how we were going to and how we wanted to present it. The collaboration has been good during the whole process.

Our main coach we have had is Mr. Abdellatif who presented the project for us.

2. Summary of Our Project

We as a team chose the topic of Egyptian Revolution. Egyptian Revolution took place following a popular uprising that began on Tuesday, 25 January 2011 and is still continuing as of February 2012. The uprising was mainly a campaign of non-violent civil resistance, which featured a series of demonstrations, marches, acts of civil disobedience, and labour strikes. Millions of protesters from a variety of socio-economic and religious backgrounds demanded the overthrow of the regime of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak. Despite being predominantly peaceful in nature, the revolution was not without violent clashes between security forces and protesters, with at least 846 people killed and 6,000 injured. The uprising took place in Cairo, Alexandria, and in other cities in Egypt, following the Tunisian revolution that resulted in the overthrow of the long-time Tunisian president. On 11 February, following weeks of determined popular protest and pressure, Mubarak resigned from office. This project will help show others what is meaning of Freedom and how the Egyptian People fought and died for this award which is Freedom so we liked to document this event.

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

4. Problems We Had To Overcome

The project has been going on fluently for the most time.We had some problems in our research it took long time to get all the information, Pictures and videos, but we solved this problem by Mr. Abdellatif help he thought us how to get all the information faster through the internet and people who participated on The Revolution.

5. Our Project Sound Bite

To our students our project has helped them to understand more about To our students our project has helped them to understand more about the Egyptian Revolution and what is Freedom mean what should we do about helping the disables, poor and orphans.For the community we made a fundraising for 'Resala' which is a charity organization to help poor people and orphans also we helped the orphans to understand more about the revolution and freedom.

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

We have reached effective communication most through our computers. They have helped us to communicate with each other and with our coaches. High Level Thinking While doing this project, we used a several different kinds of ways to do it. We have used many research methods, we have learned about the Revolution in the different countries.Solid Foundation of Knowledge Because we used a lot of sources for the research, we took part of many different views from many different people and in the end that gives a big knowledge.A Positive Learning Attitudes and Behavior Through the whole process with our project, we have all had a positive attitude and never really complained about it. It has been very fun and we have learned a lot! Global and Community Appreciation We have presented our project in form of a website and that gives the whole world access to it. In that way, we have worked in a global community and people all over the world can see what we have done.

Project Elements

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

3 Computers,Laptops: We used them to create our website with help of our IT Teachers and Mr. Abdellatif we were able to finish the whole designing and developing of our website and the school let us to upload our project on their server so we don't have to pay money for it. We did oral interviews with some people to know what they are think about the Revolution to make up or decision and our thinking and we collected a lot of videos about the revolution and how people are thinking about it and put it on our website

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

When we were collecting the money for the poor people we posted a flyer when we said that this fundraising is sponsored by our Doors to Diplomacy project, Egyptian Revolution and that the money we collected went to Resala. We also had a Information sheet from the organization that they have on their website for use like this. Our Cause is to help poor people with money and to let them know what is freedom and the cause for the Egyptian Revolution is actually to help poor people and to spread the freedom of speech.

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

Our project has made a difference to our community, because we both raised money for poor people and orphans, and taught people in our community about our cause. We present and shared our project with our class, friends. We did this in multiple ways. When having our bake sale we told people who and what we were raising money for. Our website has received positive feedback, and has helped to share information about the Egyptian Revolution. Along with being informative, we have even given ways in which people can help out themselves!

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

Through our action project, the people in our school gained knowledge about their country. They also learned more when we presented our presentation for the class. We hope that all people that we have talked with remember this topic and that they will found out ways to help spreading freedom and helping the poor people.


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