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

CAS Project Essay

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

At the beginning of my CAS project, I hoped I would have a deeper understanding of the importance of doing things out of compassion as opposed to doing things in exchange of receiving a reward. I also was very curious to see how significant the power of one really is. I wanted to take advantage of this opportunity and make my CAS hours matter. I wanted to learn new things, things that I can't learn in a classroom and get a new perspective as to how my community operates or should operate. I choose to volunteer at the Dumb Friends League for my project because I wanted to be a part of the animal welfare movement. My I share a similar philosophy as many animal rights, liberation and welfare groups. I believe that animals have intrinsic rights, which should be guaranteed just as humans are. Animals should not be forced to work or produce for our benefit, we should try to eliminate all types of animal use and abuse. ...read more.

Middle

Once you learn to accept and interpret the possibilities of other's ideas, many opportunities open up. When I was a volunteer as a leader for the Vacation Bible School, I listened to what the kids had to say and due to that, the kids taught me more than I taught them. There was one little girl in particular that changed my perspective on life greatly. We were playing with play-dough and throughout my entire life, I was taught to keep the colors separated. I had the understanding that if the colors were mixed together, the play-dough would not be pretty anymore and it would be ruined. However, when Sabrina and I were doing arts and crafts, the first thing she did was mix the colors of the play-dough and to my surprise, the outcome of this was so intriguing, the mixed colors gave the objects that were crafted out of the play-dough a whole new look. ...read more.

Conclusion

The family that was going to move into the house was completely appreciative. Both the spouses were working two jobs and had a baby on the way; they had had a tough life and struggled to get by prior to getting their application accepted by Habitat for Humanity. I felt a simple CAS project would not have a significant impact. I was wrong. To me, I was working on my IB volunteer project to get enough hours to receive my diploma. However, to the family, I helped put a roof over their heads and built them a house to raise their family. Once I realized how the volunteers had an impact on these families, I understood the importance of a society coming together to help each other. If we want to eliminate homelessness and reduce poverty and suffering of families in our community, we cannot wait for someone else to take the leadership role. We need to selflessly join together and make time to graciously lend a helping hand to 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 International Baccalaureate Misc 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 International Baccalaureate Misc essays

  1. Oodgeroo Essay

    the reader was still able to recognise that the subject of the poem was the indigenous community from words like, "dark brothers" and "brotherhood". (1, 3) By using everyday words the reader was able to more easily associate to the poem compared to We are Going.

  2. ITGS Extended Essay

    After finishing the collection of questionnaires I then finished a detailed discussion on the data achieved and then analyzed the primary data, which was then followed by the interpretation and observations. I then gathered secondary data from various places like websites, news articles, and books concerning the same topic as

  1. Personal Project

    Being always academically oriented, I wanted to put forth maximum effort and completely commit to the task. On top of my regular classes, it seemed stressful and nearly impossible. What I failed to recognize is that this opened up doors and opportunities that my ordinary classes cannot provide.

  2. CAS IB Report

    There, I actively sought out debate and heated negotiations regarding exciting and topical discussions of world events.

  1. An Example of a Poor Quality World Lit Essay

    Marie in particular shows that she meant nothing to him on an emotional level but was simply a way for him to satisfy his physical need for sex. Both Gregor and Meursault start to adapt to their confinement and the process of this adaptation is the first psychological change.

  2. ITGS portfolio Loss of employment and privacy issues regarding the rise of online grocery ...

    Not only will you miss out on potential savings, but you will have to spend more for the convenience. Many online grocery stores and delivery services will charge fees for the shipment and delivery on your items, regardless of how much you spend.

  1. An examination of applicability of IT based education within present secondary school curriculum

    Selon Neeru Beeharry Panray, la directrice, " il s'agit d'une approche plus adapt�e � l'�volution de notre soci�t�. Elle dotera nos �tudiantes de nouvelles aptitudes tant dans la communication que dans la manipulation des TIC " . Cet �tablissement scolaire a, en fait, lourdement investi dans les outils informatiques.

  2. Social Essay

    In the course of a hundred days in 1994 the Hutu government of Rwanda and its extremist allies very nearly succeeded in exterminating the country's Tutsi minority. Using firearms, machetes, and a variety of garden implements, Hutu militiamen, soldiers, and ordinary citizens murdered approximately a million Tutsi and politically moderate Hutu.

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