• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Citizenship - report on my sponsored fast for charity.

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

Stage 2 - Account of the Activity (A) Knowledge and Understanding of Events and Roles The activity itself took place on the 25th of October 2005 at my house. Me and Louis both got up at 8am in order to begin fasting, the activity ended at 8pm with a large meal. We chose to do it at this time because this is the time that Muslims fast (sunrise to sunset) and we were hoping for a similar experience in order to help us understand the hardships that Muslims go through during Ramadan. The activity was harder than I thought as I was easily irritable and lacked energy. Because of this there were a few minor disagreements between myself and Louis but nothing to cause concern. I began to feel very tired around 3pm but managed to stay awake, we were aware throughout the activity that if it ever became too difficult we would be forced to eat something for the sake of our health. I enjoyed the activity as it was a new experience. I knew I was helping to assist the disaster fund but the same time it provided me with a cultural experience by giving me an insight into the Islamic tradition of fasting. ...read more.

Middle

During my activity I collected evidence to prove that I did the activity. I have 4 pieces of evidence. The first is the sponsor form, this accounts for the money collected and shows where it all came from. The second is a photo taken to prove we where there, showing us both together not eating. I also have a signed statement from my mother, backing up our claim that we did not eat from 8am-8pm. She has been able to sign the statement because she witnessed us fasting all day. The final piece of evidence is the email from the British Red Cross to show that the money was donated, verifying the amount, cause and charity. All of these pieces of evidence can be found enclosed. (B) Explanation and Interpretation of Evidence My chosen charity (The British Red Cross) is trying to aid the recovery of parts of Pakistan and India that have been hit by a recent earthquake. Because I am and active citizen of the UK and indeed the world this concerns me and I felt I had to do something to help my fellow human beings. The charity does many types of work, however it mainly concentrates on humanitarian matters, which basically means helping those who have been injured or cannot function properly due to illness. ...read more.

Conclusion

Some people also feel that the government were too slow to mobilise the relief effort, with it being over 24 hours being the relief effort began. Since then the government have appointed Major-General Mohammed Farooq as the head of the Federal Relief Commission to co-ordinate the relief effort of both the Pakistan army and foreign relief organisations. My evidence has helped me in various ways; it's helped me to understand what people were interested in seeing me doing for charity, what people wanted me to donate to and how they wanted me to donate. I have also learned a lot about charity work and what goes on in places thousands of miles away when disaster situations hit. I have included 8 different pieces of evidence which I have analysed in the part of my coursework marked "Evidence". Overall I would say that my Citizenship activity has been hugely successful, I raised over �80 to help the British Red Cross with their relief effort in Asia following the earthquake, enticing 22 different people to sponsor me. I have also learnt a lot during the project about charity work, the British Red Cross, the Asian Earthquake but also about myself. During the activity I learnt a lot about my different strengths and weaknesses and how I react in new situations. I have also enjoyed the whole process from start to finish, finding out bits of interesting new information and enjoying helping others. ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE Miscellaneous section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE Miscellaneous essays

  1. GCSE Maths Statistics Coursework

    To achieve this I would use a larger sample of data to gather evidence that is more conclusive. It might also have been more beneficial to have used a different sampling technique, as this technique gave me different numbers of students from each stratum.

  2. Maths Statistics Coursework

    Males' Grouped data mean - ( (140*7)+(152.5*1)+(157.5*8)+(162.5*9)+(167.5*7)+(172.5*7)+(177.5*6)+(185*2)) = 7670cm 7670/47 = 163cm (to 3 sig. fig) Females' Grouped data mean - ( (140*0)+(152.5*5)+(157.5*14)+(162.5*16)+(167.5*6)+(172.5*4)+(177.5*0)+(185*0)) = 7262.5cm 7262.5/45 = 161cm (to 3 sig. fig) The histograms and probability distribution curves show that the males have a larger range of heights than the

  1. COMPARE ND CONTRAST TH CULTURAL STATUS OF TWO COUNTRIES UK ND CHINA

    rate of general population growth, th? current number of people with disabilities is estimated to be 60 million, or 5% of th? total population.10 Of these 60 million, 20.57 million have hearing impairments, 11.82 million have intellectu?l disabilities, 8.77 million have ? physical disability, 8.77 million have visual disabilities, 2.25 million have psychiatric disabilities ?nd 7.82 million have multiple disabilities (www.dice.org).

  2. Stake holders report

    Employees Employees are a stake holder in Chester Zoo because they may effect what happens at the Zoo and they are also affected by what happens at the Zoo. Employment affects the Zoo because the Zoo provides employees with money/wages so they control how much the employees can get paid.

  1. Health and Safety at Work Act (HASAWA) 1974

    at work, over 34 million days lost overall (1.4 days per worker), 28 million due to work-related ill health and 6 million due to workplace injury. There were also 136 771 other injuries to employees were reported under RIDDOR, and 2.1 million people were suffering from an illness they believed

  2. Obesity. In this project I hope to aim to locate the function of the ...

    vegetables and a warm bread roll Cheese and potato pie served with a fresh green salad Raspberry crumble OR Fresh fruit salad Both served with an option of cream, ice-cream or custard. Low fat Milkshake, A variety of fruit juices, or Water Tuesday Low fat chicken korma served with plain

  1. Women's 1950's Roles

    Stereotyping and marking in a general sense only continued to hurt these women internally, forcing them to deal with their issues with a fake smile because they were expected to portray a happy home, family, and life. It was not until the early 1960's that people finally began to realize the toll that this took on many women.

  2. Humanities Coursework Oldham

    The circumstances of the attack are still unclear. Earlier that week, a group of Asian youth were said to have phoned the local radio station, warning that they were setting up "no-go areas for whites". Detective chief Inspector Andy Brennon linked the attack with this threat. The next day, the media led with banners headlines and two-page spreads

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work