Define in specific terms what you achieved in your service project/s and the degree to which you are satisfied with the outcome/s.
In my service projects, I have successfully met the goals I set at the start of Y12. I have also handed over all the projects to Y12 students before the December break.
Define what you have audited/assessed to be the benefit of your service to others? – the sustainability of the impact and the what way/s might you have added greater value.
Optimal Health – We have helped several SB kids get their vaccinations and dental checkups this year. Alongside the partnerships we have established with different companies for these vaccinations and checkups, future SB students will be able to benefit from this project too.
Formals – We worked with the current Y12s last year to organise the previous Y13 formals, this gave them some kind of guidance and insight as to how the formals committee should work. As a result, this year’s formals was incredibly successful.
Building Literacy Indonesia – Expansions in this projects have been made, therefore, more underprivileged kids will be able to develop their love for reading. We also started working alongside other schools, which will help with this project’s sustainability.
Define how you have grown/developed as you approach the end of the program?
Collaboration is always a difficult task with people you’ve never worked with. Through CAS, I have had to learn to adapt to the way other people work in order to reach a compromise and effect a positive chance. Through CAS, I have also had the chance to engage with communities unlike my own and become more aware as a person, as to what life can be like. My attitude towards working with new people has definitely changed throughout these past 2 years.
What, overall, is the best indicator of your engagement in Service?
The feedback I’ve received from the people involved in my projects is the best indicator of my engagement in service.
What is the single most significant learning outcome for you that is transferrable to the next stage of your life and beyond?
All the LOs have a level of importance in the next stage of my life, but I think one that I am sure is vital is LO4: I show commitment, I persevere. Perseverance is something I have learnt to be incredibly important in success. When faced with challenges, one shouldn’t easily give up as there is almost always a solution over the horizon.
How successfully did you manage to incorporate technology in a way that revealed the capacity of technology to support people when engaged in effecting change?
Optimal Health – we digitalized all of the paper records since the start of this project in order to facilitate easy access for everyone in the group and Pak Adimas. It also made it easier to track the different schedules each student had for their vaccinations and biannual checkups.
Formals – Advertising was done digitally in order to conserve paper.
Building Literacy Indonesia – A website and instagram were put up in order to reach a larger audience.
In what ways have you managed the sustainability/perpetuity of your Service – whether by handing over to Yr 12 or in terms of the project being sustained by those you served?
Since the handover in November, my groups and I have been moderating each project once a month to see their progress. Additionally, we also have some form of input as to what they are doing now in order to further the projects.
Overall, how effectively did you incorporate Creativity (in Service) in a way that enhanced your capacity to serve others or address social issues?
In CAS, I often used creativity as a means to motivate individuals who are involved in the project towards the positive change each project aimed towards. I would say the outcome has been quite good.
What have you learned about how Creativity can be integral to positive change?
It is integral in positive change as it helps individuals express their inner desires to effect said change, and creativity often helps string ideas together. Which may help in understanding the need of positive change.
In what specific ways have your grown/developed as result of ‘activity’ during the program? How might you have done better?
I have developed a liking towards fitness and have been doing sports more regularly nowadays. However, I would have liked to challenge myself more throughout this process. Possibly with more specific goals.
For ‘activity’, what personal achievement best demonstrates your persistence or determination to be active?
I have been doing at least 6,000 steps a day every day since the completion of the activity. Though it may seem small, I would say it is a good show of persistence.
Have you completed the X required Reflections, incorporating Creativity, Activity and Service) with Evidence, and posted them to the CAS Category of your blog?
Yes, it’s under the CAS category linked here.