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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.

Hi Karishma,

This is Jamie, Athena and Hailey from Mr Robinson’s grade 9 science class.

We were really inspired from the Google Hangout the other day, and think that it is amazing what you have accomplished. We would love to contribute to your project; If you allow us, we plan to design and create a website to advertise your project and raise awareness on the issue.
please contact us back at this email
Thank you for your time

Dear Jamie, Athena and Hailey,

Hope you are well. Thank you so much for reaching out to me, and apologies for the delay in replying. I was off contact this weekend, and I just got back a few hours ago. 
I am so glad you enjoyed the hangout! It was wonderful speaking with all of you and truly motivating to see that you’re interested in saving the world! 🙂 I would absolutely love to have you on board and part of the team. It’s great that you want to create the website.
Perhaps we could continue conversing over email, and share some ideas and designs for the website? 
Let me know if that works for you! 
Super excited to work with you and thank you so much for your dedication and involvement. 
Karishma Bhagani

Dear Karishma,

Thanks for getting back to us,we are glad to have the opportunity to work with you, and excited to see what we can create with and for you.
Our plan is to start the website design and run the details past you as we go. We would love for your opinion and specific requests so we can make this website the best it can be.
Some things we plan to have on the website are, a biography or back ground information of you and your journey of your purifier, a space for donations, and pictures of the purifier and others you think might be beneficial to have on the page.
We would like to give you access to the website as it is being made but we are not sure how that is going to work at this point. When we start building it we will let you know so we can figure out ways for you to get involved in the site making process.
If you have any suggestions or questions we would love to hear them
We cant wait till we start the creation, thanks for your time.

Dear Hailey, 

Hope you are well. 
Thank you for your prompt response. There are many ideas that we have, and I’m sure you have a couple at your end too. Perhaps we could start small and then as we go, we could incorporate other ideas. I would suggest using an online website creator, such as Wix or Weebly, unless you’d be interested in making the website using code from scratch. This might be more of a challenge but I would be open to it. 
For now, the ideas for the pages you have are great – that sounds perfect. Maybe you could start off by creating a general design/aesthetic theme for the website and then we could go from there? 
Also, our logo came out today, so I would love to have that on the site too. I’ll be sending out an email to all the schools that are involved with more info this weekend, and so stay tuned! 
Thank you again for all your hard work. 

Hi Karishma,

Today we plan to start our layout using a website called Wix; We will start with a basic design and then send you what it looks like.
Should we use your email to setup or create a new one? Do you have any suggestions for a password? We will come up with a simple and secure one if you do not have one.
Thank you so much, 
Jamie, Hailey, and Athena
Dear Ladies,
Hope you are well. Thank you so much for your email and for updating me on the progress of the website. You could use our email address ____________@gmail.com and then feel free to create a simple password of your choice.
We can then change the username and details later on if need be.
Thank you for keeping me updated and I really look forward to seeing the designs. Once they’re ready, we shall set up a time to talk and you could also get some feedback from the rest of the team and work with our artistic director.
Thanks again and hope to speak to you soon!

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.

Google Hangout



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.

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In this picture Emily S was asking a question about the challenges that Karishma had faced through out her project.

How To Draw A Portrait


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.

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