As the year ends we are close to presenting our final project for the year! For my senior capstone I decided to be a bit more creative with myself. I chose to do special effects makeup (sfx), because of my capstone I believe it allowed me to demonstrate of what I am capable of doing and also I believe it’s a fun way of being creative. What I did for project was make two videos, one of the process and the other of all the final looks. Each look took me about an hour and half to create. In the video everything is sped up so it wouldn’t be a long video when someone is watching it. I created three different looks but similar at the same time, they were all horror and gore. The first one I created was a scary clown and I used my brother as the model for it. The second look I created was a torn off face and the last look I created was monster with scary teeth. Both those I created on myself. From creating this project I learned that there is another side of just using regular makeup, there is also other ways to be creative and that hopefully this can inspire others to try something different.
For senior project, our main a focus was on the African root connection because this club is create a school family for the student through learning about our African cultural roots and this club have every aspect of Africaness also we had non -African student who want learn about African Cultures. Africa is broadly divided in to five as regions but were focsed on two regions the East and west African coutries history and culturies.
Many SLABeeber students have prejudices about life in Africa. They believe people from Africa wear long dresses and all African immigrants cover their heads.
SLABeeber students from Africa have been asked questions like “Why do you cover your head?”, “Why don’t you speak English”, “Do you wear clothes in Africa” and called names like “African Booty Scratcher” and told “Go back to Africa!” and “If you took off your hijab, you’d be pretty”. The best way to help people understand African culture is to teach them about it. With our African Culture Club, we helped students learn about African cultural clothing and food. We planned activities like attending educational presentations and cooking African food.
Our club helped students learn how to make injera, a local African flatbread. Students at SLABeeber now have a better understanding of African culture because we taught them the reasons behind the food we eat and the clothes we wear. The club members were so surprised to learn why we cover the heads. Our club members know to understand the traditions of Africa.
Everyday we get up to brush our teeth with toothpaste, wash our bodies with soap, shampoo and condition our hair, moisture our bodies with lotion, and for women use the necessary feminine hygiene items. We are fortunate to have these small, but dire necessities daily. Unfortunately, 400,000 of 1.6 million Philadelphians are not as lucky. My mission is to create 50 personal care packages for homeless men and women in Philadelphia complete with necessary toiletries including toothpaste, toothbrush, shampoo, conditioner, lotion, soap, socks, a bottle of water, and pads/tampon for women. My motivation for helping the homeless came after watching a YouTube video I came across randomly, it was about homeless women who struggled monthly to get the necessary feminine care products like pads and tampons. I was immediately moved by the video and decided to apply my efforts to respond to the issue via my senior capstone project. I set out to raise $300 to purchase the necessary supplies for 50 care packages through donations in-person and online. I was able to raise $165.70, this will be enough for 30 care packages. It is 20 less packages than my goal, however I am happy to be able to make any contribution, no matter how small to helping those less fortunate than most with the most basic of necessities. I am also glad for the lesson I have learned in taking on this project and the support I received from my family, friends, teachers, and people that believe in the project.