As a group, Jamie, Athena and I came together to create a website for Karishma and her water filter.
At the moment we are communicating with Karishma via email, discussing the website design and plans.
Hear are some of our emails.
This is Jamie, Athena and Hailey from Mr Robinson’s grade 9 science class.
Dear Jamie, Athena and Hailey,
We are in the developing stages of the website right now, this means that we have started creating it but still working on getting the information onto the page and some other details. One of the things we would love to have of the website is a place for people to donate money although at this point we are not sure how that is suppose to work. Our current goal with this project is to raise awareness all over the world instead of just locally to make a bigger impact in this world.
This project that we are working on is not only making an impact on the world but it is also impacting me as a person. It is making me step out of my comfort zone and use my head to think about each individual step. Starting this project I decided it would be beneficial to read about the problems that we are trying to help. After reading articles, websites and papers I have a newfound appreciation of everything that I have in my life, and I no longer take things for granted like I would have yesterday. Now instead of hearing about the struggles people are facing and feeling bad for them, I am making a contribution to one day end those struggles. I will no longer be the person that will stand aside and watch things happen.
I will continue to post updates onto my blog as the website comes along and hopefully the impacts that we create.
this is my passion and it will pay off.
On April 19th we had a Google hang out with a student from NYU, Karishma Bhagani. Karishma grew up in Kenya and experienced the issues going on in Kenya and decided to dedicate time to make a change. She has made a water purifier to make the drinking water in third world country’s like Kenya cleaner and safer to consume. Being able to watch and experience this Google hang out was really cool and inspirational, just hearing about what Karishma has done really inspires me to do something good for the world.
As a class and a community our goal is to come together and make a difference. Our first step in reaching out goal is to spread awareness of the issue at hand and the filter that Karishma has constructed.
I would love to contribute to Karishma’s project. My personal goal is to get in touch with Karishma via email and help construct a website to raise awareness.
Some of the questions we asked involved furthering the technology in the water purifier, such as making a filter that makes ocean water consumable. She explained to us that there is something out that will filter out ocean water but is takes far to much electricity and money to use at this point down in Kenya; she is working on expanding the project to make that dream of an efficient and affordable ocean filter come true.
We asked Karishma about her inspiration for this project. She grew up in Kenya and knew the problems they were having. In middle school she was assigned a passion project and she decided to do it on Kenya. When she got into high school she made a decision to grow on this project and make it a reality to help save life’s in Kenya. He plan from here is to keep her product growing and eventually make it so everyone in need of clean water world wide will have access.
Another question was,”what were some problems that you faced making this project?” Some of Karishma’s designs were flawed and had aspects that made the water contain bacteria. She tried chlorine in her filter but it was not successful as it did not completely clean the water. In the end she found that a vegetable called drumsticks worked to clean the water.
In this picture Emily S was asking a question about the challenges that Karishma had faced through out her project.
In Art 10, I learned how to draw portraits using proper techniques to make the end result of my drawing look life like and 3D.
This was my favorite project that I did in art this semester. I have always wanted to know how to draw like this and now I can. Overall I enjoyed this project but my favorite part was shading the face and giving it texture.