Example CE Projects

Read below for details of what a group might do in the various stages of the CE project in their “battle against poverty”

Click to see the project site for a past CE project addressing literacy and education for all – KCAT

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“A Battle against Poverty”

Investigation

A group of students got together after first discussing an idea from one student to do something with organsing a concert. They brainstormed some ideas and decided that they would like to organize a “battle of the bands” with a twist – all performances had to be connected to an issue they were all interested in doing something about, poverty in Hong Kong.

They conducted an informal survey to gather some feedback from the student body, and discussed their ideas with the music teachers in the school. As they collected information, their event developed some shape. Guidelines were created around what entries needed to involve, and a date was set. The group investigated what resources they would need, and how they could best promote their event, which included research on social media and marketing. The group research some of the NGOs that worked to address poverty in HK, and met with one about their ideas and how their project could be a fund raising event for the NGO.

Project Goal:

Type of action:  To Raise Awareness
Identified need & how your group confirmed this need: The average income in HK and statistics about people living in poverty indicate that this is quite high, especially considering that Hong Kong has the highest number of Rolls Royces in the world per capita.
Community the need exists in: We are focusing on poverty in Hong Kong
Chosen Global Context exploration and justification of its choice: Fairness & Development – Access to equal opportunities.  We see that it is a basic human right to have access to basic needs such as food, housing and education. Poverty limits access to these needs.

Preparation

Some tasks that the students listed in their action plan included promotion and marketing, logistics and bookings, auditions, stage management and event running sheet, budget, rules and judging, fund raising, and NGO awareness. Some of the equipment the group needed to organize included microphones, amplifiers, mixing boards, musical instruments, lighting and cables. Promotional material, both for the event and on the NGO needed to be developed. A technical team had to be assembled for the night and “front of house team” to help control audiences and collect funds for the charity assembled. A representative of the charity was contacted and invited to attend the night, giving a short speech during the evening and also presenting the winner with their prize.

This group’s project proposal

Question Your groups notes
1. WHAT?
Nature of the project
 To raise awareness about poverty in HK through having a concert with all performances relate to poverty. Also to raise funds for our partner NGO.
2. WHY?
Rationale of the project
 The average income in HK and statistics about people living in poverty indicate that this is quite high, especially considering that Hong Kong has the highest number of Rolls Royces in the world per capita.  We want people to know more about poverty in HK, and also about the work our partner NGO does.  We also want to raise funds for the NGO.
3. WHAT FOR?
What is your goal?
To raise awareness about poverty in HK through having a concert with all performances relate to poverty. Also to raise funds for our partner NGO.  Specific outcomes:

Have at least 8 acts performing

Raise HK$2,000

Have an audience of 100 people

Survey DC students to gauge developments in their awareness of poverty and about our partner NGO.

4. HOW LONG?
When will the action start and finish?
 The concert is planned to be held on February 1st.  It will go from 4-6pm.
5. WHERE?
Where will the action take place?
 The concert will be held on the lower ground floor at DC.
6. HOW?
What will you do and how?
 We will promote the event – all promotional material will also feature information about poverty in HK and more specifically information about our partner NGO.

Promote the event to get acts and an audience

Planning for the event – promotion and marketing, logistics and bookings, auditions, budget, rules and judging, fund raising, and NGO awareness.

At the event – stage management and event running sheet, MC will make speeches,

7. WHEN?
Schedule. Timelines
Our action plan completed by early November.

Bookings for venue, stage and equipment done by December 1st.

Our promotional material will be completed by December 5th

Acts will be sourced and the ‘running sheet’ completed by Jan 15

8. WITH WHOM?
Who is the target community
Two areas here – poverty awareness within the DC community; indirectly supporting those living in poverty by raising funds for the NGO
9. WHO?
Human resources to assist your project
DC music teachers.

NGO representatives.

Mr Muir

We will recruit some volunteers to help us at the event

10. WITH WHAT?
Material resources
 Venue, stage, microphones, amplifiers, mixing boards, musical instruments, lighting and cables.

 

This groups Action Plan

 

Main Activity

Specific Actions (what needs to be done?)

Who will be responsible?

Resources that will help

Date to be completed by

Location logistics 1. Venue booking

2. Seating

3. Stage set up

4. Confirm equipment

1.     Yani

2.     Yani

3.     Ryan

4.     Ryan

Ms S. Lashley 1.December 1st.

2.December 1st.

3. Jan 25

4. Jan 15

 Promotions 1. media release2. Poster

3. Website

4. Eflyer

1.     Paul

2.     Nigel

3.     Nigel

4.     Nigel

Ms Mather (text)

Mr Kay (design)

Examples of poster and eflyer

1.December 5th

2.December 5th

3.December 5th

4.December 5th

 Acts 1. Send invitations

2. Provide guidelines

3. Auditions

4. Correspond with those confirmed

5. Develop judging criteria

1.     Paul

2.    Yani

3.    Yani

4.     Ryan

Consult Mr Muir; Ms Lashley

Look at other similar events judging/guidelines

1.Jan 15

2.Jan 15

3. Jan 10

4.  Ongoing

5. Jan 15

 

NGO 1. Meet with NGO

2. Ongoing correspondence with NGO

1.     Paul

2.     Ryan

 

Mr Muir 1.Oct 15th

2. Ongoing

Running sheet
  1. Develop running sheet
  2. Recruit/coordinate volunteers for the event
  3. Organise judges

 

1. Paul

2. Ryan

3. Paul

Source running sheets for other events

Ms Lashley

Mr Davis

1.Jan 15

2.Jan 15

3. Jan 15

Action

The night of the battle of the bands went well. Group members performing their duties as indicated in the action plan, with the event coordinated by two group leaders. There were a few issues with double-booking equipment and communication with performers, but this did not have a major impact on the event. The NGO that was being supported was glad for the exposure they received and the money that was raised.

Reflection

Individual students uploaded reflections in Managebac. Some students spoke about some of the skills that they developed, while another student spoke about how the event would not have been successful without the commitment of the group members. Another student wrote about how he felt it was his, and other members of the community’s responsibility or duty to support those who are in need. Reflections also revealed how a high level of communication that was required and that it was so important to have face to face communication with people as sometimes people did not read or respond to emails or text messages.

Demonstration

In addition to sharing what they had done as a part of the CE Project Expo, the group submitted an article for ‘The Explorer’ and also ‘Around DB’.