What information tools & technologies did you used to complete your CyberFair project?
We have used 4 computers, 3 laptops and smart phones for communicating, processing and transferring required information for designing the website. The computers used were from our school’s computer lab. 2 digital still cameras belonging to our school and smart phones of teachers and students were used to capture images and to record videos. Cam scanner was used to scan certain documents. Applications like MS office, Photoshop, Animaker for making animation, mobile apps for collage making, Whatsapp for communication were used. We also made our way to the school’s library to refer the quarterly magazine of JK PAPER Ltd i.e.“Reaching Out” and some other books like “Environmental Education” by Kalyani Publishers “Pradeep’s A Textbook of Biology”. Apart from all these artificial intelligence, it was the dedication, knowledge and creativity of the students under the guidance of our teachers which came up as the most important tool for the success of our project.
In what ways did you act as "ambassadors" and spokespersons for your CyberFair project both on-line and in person.
We had been ambassadors for cyber fair project during the precised time we had devoted to this. We represented our school, accomplished this project and contacted and talked to various people in the community through phone calls, emails and many times also had personal talks. We had a personal talk with “Shri Satyajit Mohanty, deputy general manager of JK paper mills” on our topic and were able to gather a lot of information which was completely out of our knowledge and was extremely valuable and became a priceless guide for us to reach our present platform.
Once when we had been to the mills, we were curious to know about different processes and machines used in paper manufacturing, but unfortunately we were denied for this as it may be hazardous. But still it was a knowledgeable trip and built the foundation for our projects.
Thanks to cyber fair organizers for organizing such interesting and conversant project.
What has been the impact of your project on your community?
Not long ago, waste management has been a major issue in our world environment. People are changing with fleeting times and are showing more and more curiosity towards environmental issues and their solutions. In such an evolutionary period, if knowledge is provided regarding waste management this would be definitely beneficial for both society and residents’ personal health. So, basing on this we have planned to take a step forward to initiate the rehabilitation of waste management. Our website will assist many people to be aware of waste management. Many people like managers of upcoming industries, other school students, etc have viewed our website and many such people are engaged in this. Before complete development of the website many people suggested us to make it more interactive by adding animated/ real time videos and of course we have implemented it. Our website has also created enough awareness among our society. We also hope that in the near future many people will band together to make our dream of a clean society come true.
How did your project involve other members of your community as helpers and volunteers?
We got a great guidance and encouragement from our teachers. Without their cooperation, it might be impossible for us to complete this project successfully. We are also grateful to our principal and management committee to put their hands together with us and for giving a golden opportunity to play a role in this project to achieve this success. Thanks to the Environment department of JK Paper Mills, especially Mr. Satyajit Mohanty, Deputy General Manager who gave us a clear idea about the project. Our parents too provided consent to us to play a role in this project and contributed to this project by giving valuable suggestion, whenever needed. We are also grateful to our friends for encouraging us along the path. Mr K R Muni and Mr G. Gowri the gardeners of our school stayed beyond their timing and extended their help to us.
Discoveries, Lessons and Surprises
Discoveries are a part of every new attempt, so is with this project. It was truly grateful for us, as through this research we discovered so much from a simple topic, waste management about which we had been learning since classes. We came to know about different terms related to waste management like Fly ash, wood dust, ETP sludge, lime sludge, carbon monoxide, mercury, etc.
Apart from this we also came to know that “None of us is as strong as all of us.” We also came to know about the infinite power of TEAM WORK.