Peace One Day and Skype open classroom doors to the world
Jeremy Gilley, founder of Peace One Day, talks to students about intercultural cooperation.
Skype enables the world’s conversations. So does Peace One Day.
This is why Skype supports Peace One Day in its goals. One of Peace One Day’s goals is to inspire a generation across the globe to become the driving force behind the vision of a united and sustainable world. Available in Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), English, French, Russian and Spanish, the Peace One Day Global Education Resource encourages students to connect with each other to talk about what peace means to them, learning about each other in the process. To make this possible, the first free, online interactive Global Education Resource in the six official languages of the UN has been launched today. Teachers and students around the world can register on Peace One Day’s website and download the Resource for free. Developed for 12-18 year olds, it contains 13 lessons for exploring issues of peace, non-violence, intercultural cooperation and the protection of the environment.
We support the Intercultural Cooperation lesson (lesson 4F) which is designed to encourage positive conversations about how to make the world a better place. This tutorial encourages students all around the world to share their ideas about peace with other pupils from around the world via Skype video. In this way, children of all nationalities can exchange real life experiences and debate ideas face-to-face, providing a window into other cultures.
Peace One Day aims to unite people who want to stand up for peace regardless of age, race, nationality, religion or gender on the UN International Day of Peace which is the 21st September, the day of global ceasefire.
The Global Education Resource can be accessed from the Peace One Day education pages.