Well, recently I have been working on my Somalia symbol and slowly and painfully there has been progress. I found a symbol related to Somaliland. It's an actual sign in Hargeisa near the airport there. This symbol is very important to Somali people and mostly to the ones living in Somaliland because it depicts the region's self-declared independence although it remains unrecognized by any country or international organization.
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This Tuesday July 21st, 2009 we meet at Malcom X library. Xvavier, Lemar and Katherine were there as were Junior, Korey, Zaira, Miriam and I (the usuals). Xvavier started us by talking more about one of the projects we are going to be working on which consists on researching on the community ethnic groups and finding a symbol which we can use to make into totempole . The groups we were going to be researching were Cambodia, Mexico, Somalia, and Sudan. We split up the countrys and i got Somalia.
Recently we have been learning about upcycling and coming up with ideas for a project that we could do. I am very exited about this because I am a person who really is conserned about the state of our world and how we are destroying it little by little and are not doing anything about it. I love the idea of upcycling simply because you can take things that are trash and create something new with them. As i was researching online i found many creative things, such as: bags made out of wrappers, chairs made of campaign posters, CD cases made out of milk cartons and many other cool things.
It all started Monday July 6, 2009, when I came in to the fab lab for the first time for my internship. The nerves were getting to me because I didn't know what to expect or what was to be expected of me. I just was glad that I knew that I was going to be working with two of my friends from school named Zaira and Miriam. As soon as we came in the door we were greeted and told the basis of or work and the project we were going to be involved with. We were also told that we were going to be working with middle school kids, we were going to become their mentors.