Today was a day filled with lots of joy and learning. We started off the day by going to our CL rooms where we were assigned our groups and then eventually created our essential questions. Some key words that we could use in our essential questions were refugee, consulate general, Myanmar and Rohingya. The essential questions, along with the day, were based around refugees entering Canada.
After we created our questions, we made our way to the buses, from there we would be heading to the World Trade Center in Bangalore. During the bus ride we came up with interview questions that had tied in with refugees coming from other countries to Canada. As we entered the building, it all felt very calm and thrilling. The place was huge and inside there were around 12 elevators. Once we entered the elevators we had arrived at out floor at quite a fast pace. We were welcomed in and were given places to sit down. Once we sat down, Ms. Jennifer Daubeny, the Consul-General, and Ms. Shafryne Sayani, the Migration Officer, entered and gave us an introduction about the relationship between India and Canada, along with an explanation about the process in which refugees enter Canada. They showed us a list about some of the most famous companies which are there because of the friendship between India and Canada. For example, I saw Mc Cain as one of the companies that originated in Canada but which also operates in India.
After that, we conducted our interviews. Luckily we had a microphone which helped us a lot with our audio. Unfortunately we did have to start to go to the bus around 12:00. On the bus we ate lunch and talked about what we learned on the trip. When we reached back we made our news report based on the entire refugee interview. To do this we, used a green screen with which we could choose the background we wanted. The app that we used was called Touch Cast, as this app would pick up the green color from the frame and block it out. From there we changed the background to look like a real news headquarters! Once the app was set up we had to assign roles. I had volunteered to be the news anchor. This means that I would have to be the person to give the introduction along with transitions in the video.
I think that the hardest part of today would be saying the news with the green screen. I think that the names of the people was a bit challenging to pronounce, but I managed to say it in front of the camera. I think that it is cool how you can go anywhere in the world by just going in front of something green!
Overall I thought that I learned a lot on this trip and I think that it is very interesting the ways that Canada can take refugees and decline refugees.