Peace One Day’s founder Jeremy Gilley will be meeting and speaking with school children from around the world over Skype video on a weekly basis to support the countdown to a Global Truce on Peace Day 21st September 2012. Peace One Day, a non-profit organisation committed to raising awareness of Peace Day, an annual day of global ceasefire and non-violence, hopes this will be the largest reduction in global violence in recorded history, both domestically and internationally.
The goal of Jeremy’s Skype talks is to have face-to-face conversations with as many school children as possible across all 192 member-states of the UN to advance learning in the areas of conflict resolution, global citizenship, human rights, and the link between sustainability and peace. 30 minute classes will introduce Peace Day and what it stands for, encourage children to play an active role in the Global Truce on Peace Day 2012 take action on Peace Day (for example, reducing violence in our homes, our communities and schools), and give children the opportunity to ask Jeremy lots of questions.
“Young people have always been at the heart of our work at Peace One Day and over the last eleven years I have spoken in-person with over 33,000 students,” said Jeremy. “Now with Skype, I can have meaningful conversations face-to-face with many more thousands of young people everywhere that I would otherwise not be able to have.”
Jeremy Gilley visits All Saints Junior School, Fleet, via Skype.
To support the talks, a Global Truce lesson plan is being phased into all new Peace One Day education resource editions, including the Global Education Resource which is available online in the six official languages of the UN.
All participating schools will need to have a Skype account to talk face-to-face with Jeremy on live video for free, be using Peace One Day’s free education resources, and have watched the 32-minute classroom ready version of Jeremy’s documentary The Day After Peace.
To get your classroom involved and empower a generation to become the driving force behind the vision of a united and sustainable world, contact Peace One Day through their Skype in the classroom profile, or email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a call over Skype.*
*Please note that it may not be possible to meet all requests.