Developing your Capstone Project

Developing your own capstone project is a requirement to complete the SAVE program. It is designed to support you with a guided reflection and sense-making experience.  The key goal is to empower you to identify your unique mission and how it can best serves your community. Moreover in the process, you will have an opportunity to reflect upon the complexity of our current humanitarian and environmental issues.

 

The format of your project is up to you: you could use a format of your choice. For example, you can write an essay, a poem, create a video, photo essay, compose a song or make a painting…

 

Your capstone project will demonstrate the competencies attained from participating in SAVE. It will support you to be a better volunteer, as well as becoming a social change-agent with a clearer vision, stronger mind-set and grit.  

 

Here are the requirements for your capstone project, which you can complete at any time throughout your participation in the program:

 

  • If it is an essay, it must be longer than 1000 words. 

 

  • If it is in an audio/visual format, it must be longer than three minutes. 

 

  • You must demonstrate that you have learned something about the four key areas of SAVE. The following are some guiding questions to help you to think about the content for your project: 

 

    • SERVICE: what have you learned through participating in the service activities? Why is it important to create or participate in initiatives that take the whole community into account? Why serve? 

 

    • ACTION: why is action important? Why should we work on the front line of humanitarian and environmental support if we want to solve these problems? Will anything happen if only a few of us/ most of us/ all of us take action? 

 

    • VALUES: What have you learned about your own values? Why are these important to you? How can you use these values to act more meaningfully in the projects you are already involved in, or new projects you want to begin? 

 

    • EMPOWERMENT: What new ideas do you have going forward? Will you start something, or join a new program, or set about trying to solve a large humanitarian or environmental issue? How can you use what you have learned to empower others not on the program to take action as well? 
  • We’d love to know about what you learned on the program and what your ideas or goals are now that you’ve taken it.  

 

  • Remember that negative or critical reflection is just as good as positive reflection. If you don’t agree with something you heard, we will always want to hear your opinion. 

 

Submission 

The capstone project must be submitted on the SAVE website portal before you are able to receive your SAVE Certificate. Big ideas coming out from the capstone project maybe recommended into our SAVE lab.

 

 

Publication of works 

With your permission, we may require the publishing of the great projects created by SAVE on our social media networks. This will help others with their projects, it will help generate interest in your program, it will help promote the SAVE program, and to show our followers and donors what great results the SAVE program can do for our international communities. 

 

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