A week of progress with the Ib Lounge: Journaling

Monday, October 24, 2022 

Last week me and my teammates sent an email to the school about our concern about the funds we need to continue with our project. I feel stuck due to the lack of help we have received from the school. Communication is key in this step of our project, and since we haven’t received the help we thought we would receive the outcome of our project could be negative. Overall we have created consciousness in students from our school about the importance of this space. We would like the administration of our school to understand the meaning this place has to us and that’s why today we scheduled a meeting to have with Allan the finance guy to see what the school could do and have more direct contact with them. I am looking forward to these meetings and see how it goes. 


Tuesday, October 25, 2022

Today Kassie and Dani and I had a meeting with Allan about the possibility of the school supporting us with funds. Allan suggested that for him to present this to the board he needs us to prove to him that we are invested in this project therefore we are programming different activities to collect more funds. We talked with Miss Kenya to give a bake sale this Friday. This meeting helped me be more open-minded and communicate more effectively with my team and the teachers.


Wednesday, October 26, 2022

Today we presented our bake sale in the morning meeting to let high school students know about our project and what we are going to sell to collect the funds needed. We also connected with students who were interested in providing us with funds such as bakeries to sell for our bake sale. Throughout the day we also planned our list for groceries and a meeting for our bake session the next day. Two of our classmates also helped by volunteering and helping us bake. This was an interesting experience since we had to decide which things we were going to sell and what ingredients we were able to buy. 


Thursday, October 27, 2022

Today I and my group creatively used our culinary skills to bake and cook food for our bake sale. We worked together as a team with our volunteers. This helped us be more creative and effective since we had to bake a lot of different pastries and foods. I had a lot of fun getting to know more of my classmates by spending time with them outside of school. Also, we got to discuss different topics that were interesting and helped me view the world from different perspectives. I am an open-minded person therefore it’s easy for me to hear other opinions and visualize their point. 

Although this bake sale at the beginning of this week wasn’t even planned I believe me and my team worked effectively to solve the problem that was presented to us in a small time manner. I believe that for our next bake sale we should work more efficiently by planning ahead of time and asking for funds from others. Since a lot of people couldn’t because of the small time frame.  


Friday, October 28, 2022

Today was the bake sale! I and my team gathered all of our goods and placed them on our table in front of the IB lounge. I created a poster with the prices and names of the products to communicate more effectively. I and Kassie were helping sell the products which was a challenge since a lot of kids were asking for different products and we also had to do math quickly to give change. Our best-selling product was Gracie’s cake which was beautifully decorated and grabbed the student’s attention. The second best product was the brownies which had a delicious taste. These two products are going to take into account for our next bake sale. We collected a good amount of funds thanks to the dedication and perseverance throughout the week. The last couple of months our project was stuck due to the lack of motivation from our team but this last week we worked hard and developed a plan for the upcoming weeks. I’m excited to see where this project goes and what our outcome will be. This week showed me that if we want something in life we have to work hard to achieve what we want. 


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