Eva Chen, Clara Tsao and Katie Meyler

A look back at International Day of the Girl with Clara Tsao

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Earlier this week on Tuesday, October 11th, in celebration of International Day of the Girl, we partnered with First Lady Michelle Obama and Glamour to host a global Skype call with classrooms around the world. The panel discussed girls’ challenges in getting quality education, and talked about their dreams...

Glamour’s Editor-in-Chief Cindi Leive, First Lady Michelle Obama and actress activist Yara Shahidi

Skype celebrates the Day of the Girl with FLOTUS and Glamour Magazine

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“Empowerment of and investment in girls are key in breaking the cycle of discrimination and violence and in promoting and protecting the full and effective enjoyment of their human rights.” – United Nations Resolution 66/170 On Tuesday October 11, we’ll be celebrating the Day of the Girl: a day...

Philanthropist of the Year” Lilian Ajayi-Ore

Skype meets “Philanthropist of the Year” Lilian Ajayi-Ore

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“I am a Digital Marketing, Web Analytics, Consumer Insights and Search Engine Optimization Executive with over 13 years of relevant industry experience. I am a goal oriented individual with a passion for results.” Lilian Ajayi’s LinkedIn profile reads impressively enough—an ambitious, go-getting woman with a career-minded mentality. However, what...

One of the Grannies reads to children

“Grannies” go global: Skype helps connect students and e-mediators

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A couple of years ago, we introduced you to the School in the Cloud, a global experiment in self-organized learning. The School in the Cloud allows children from all social backgrounds and circumstances to engage and connect with information and the Big Questions through interaction with the “Grannies”—a group...

Students in India created a globe with seeds and veggies

Mitahato Teaching Farm: local solutions for global challenges

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The Mitahato Education and Development Fund (MEDF), founded in April 2013 is the parent organization of the Teaching Farm in Mitahato, Kenya. Their mission to promote sustainable livelihoods and food security for smallholder farmers has grown to impact rural communities both in Kenya and around the world through specific...

Make a Difference with Spoons on World Good Deeds Day!

Make a Difference with Spoons on World Good Deeds Day!

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  In recognition of World Good Deeds Day today, we spoke with one of our Skype in the Classroom Guest Speakers, Justin Miles about the #SpoonAppeal– a charitable initiative he helped to set up which provides much-needed spoons to help prevent the spread of diseases and keep children in...

Skype and Right To Learn help children have a brighter future

Skype and Right To Learn help children have a brighter future

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Recently we discovered a pioneering way in which Skype helps children develop communication skills and learn English: Right To Learn provides learning support for children from challenged backgrounds. While the organization may be relatively small, the positive impact they make on these children’s lives is immeasurable. Right To Learn...

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