Skype supports Peace One Day as a part of its mission to change the world by removing cultural, technological and societal barriers to communication.
With Skype's help, Peace One Day was able to create the Peace One Day Global Education Resource, a set of free, online education materials for teachers. Using this Resource as a starting point for discussion, Peace One Day Founder, Jeremy Gilley, also uses Skype and 'Skype in the Classroom' to mobilize a generation of young people.
Skype for Peace was established to help Peace One Day achieve its goal of providing free Peace One Day Global Education Resource to every school on earth. The hope is that the Resource will inspire students across the world to become the driving force behind the vision of a united and sustainable world.
Global peace seems like an impossible goal but Jeremy Gilley, Skype and Peace One Day are taking steps every day to bring the world closer to peace and understanding. Together they are not only promoting a global day of ceasefire and non-violence on September 21 but also educating students around the world about other cultures and encouraging the next generation to strive for peace.
Your contribution will go directly to putting Peace One Day’s Global Education Resource into as many classrooms as possible around the world. This free Resource features 15 interactive, student-centered lesson plans exploring issues such as anti-bullying, the United Nations, great peacemakers and more - using Peace Day as a focus. Using the Resource together with Skype and the ‘Skype in the classroom’ (http://education.skype.com/) community, educators are able to connect their students with classrooms across the globe, teaching them about different cultures, intercultural cooperation and peace.
Visit http://peaceoneday.org/education-skypetalks/ to learn more about how this experience enriches students’ lives and teaches them the value of peace.
Jeremy Gilley, founder of Peace One Day, is the driving force behind the Skype and Peace One Day partnership. Jeremy, previously an actor, launched the non-profit organization Peace One Day to document his journey to create the first ever annual day of ceasefire and non-violence. As a result of these efforts, the day was unanimously adopted in 2001 by United Nations member states, fixed as September 21 – Peace Day.
Skype has supported Peace One Day since 2010. With Skype’s support Peace One Day was able to create the Global Education Resource, a set of free, online education materials for teachers, translated into the six official languages of the United Nations. Using this Resource as a starting point for discussion, Peace One Day Founder, Jeremy Gilley, also uses Skype and ‘Skype in the Classroom’ to mobilize a generation of young people in support of Peace Day.