Dubai (PRWEB) March 16, 2013
Skoolbo, Microsoft and Peace One Day today announced Friend Our World at the Global Education and Skills Forum (GESF), Dubai, UAE.
Friend Our World will open from Sunday 1 September, 2013 and will run as a festival in the lead-up to International Day of Peace on 21 September.
Jeremy Gilley, Peace One Day founder, said: "Friendship is a powerful tool to unite individuals - classmates, families, and communities, in the name of peace on Peace Day 21 September. This is why I'm delighted to announce this new initiative with Skoolbo. This will be an online learning hub for millions of young people. They can exchange ideas, learn about global citizenship, and come together around the theme “Who Will You Make Peace With?”. Friend Our World will enable young people to form friendships and play games together, breaking down barriers and spreading the message of Peace Day around the world. I urge everyone to get involved.”
Upon announcing Friend Our World at GESF, Shane Hill, Skoolbo founder, said: “We are delighted to collaborate with Peace One Day and Microsoft in this incredibly worthwhile initiative. Skoolbo’s dream is to solve literacy and there is a well-established connection between a more literate world and a more peaceful world. One of the aspects of Friend Our World that we are particularly excited about is that children will be able to participate in more than 30 languages.”
For more information, please visit http://www.friendourworld.org.
Connect with Friend Our World on Twitter at @friendourworld and Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/FriendOurWorld.
About Peace One Day
Peace One Day’s objective is to institutionalise Peace Day 21 September, making it a day that is self-sustaining, an annual day of global unity, a day of intercultural cooperation on a scale that humanity has never known. In 2013, through initiatives and collaborations with various parties, Peace One Day will set out to encourage organisations and individuals to take specific actions to reduce violence around the theme: Who Will You Make Peace With?
For more information, please visit http://www.peaceoneday.org/
About Microsoft Partners in Learning
Microsoft Partners in Learning is a commitment by Microsoft to help education systems around the world. Since its inception in 2003, the Partners in Learning program has reached more than 210 million teachers and students in 119 countries. Partners in Learning helps educators and school leaders connect, collaborate, create and share so students can realize their greatest potential. The online Partners in Learning Network is one of the world’s largest global professional networks for educators, connecting millions of teachers and school leaders around the world in a community of professional development.
For more information, please visit http://www.microsoft.com
Skoolbo is a team of educators and developers committed to creating innovative and free educational programs for children. The team’s ultimate goal is to lift up educational outcomes worldwide.
The Skoolbo dream
Our dream is that every child learns to read and gains confidence with numbers... these are life's essentials. We believe technology can dramatically help and that the best way to do it is to make it lots of fun and to make it free!
For more information, please visit http://www.skoolbo.com
About Global Education & Skills Forum (GESF), Dubai, 15-17 March, 2013
The aim of the forum is to expose the role of public and private partnerships in education and introduce policymakers to lessons from international evidence. It will also ignite and incubate exciting new partnerships. Attendance to the event will provide unparalleled networking opportunities, bringing together participants from many countries, including leaders from business, government, international organisations and civil society. Speakers and panelists will be made up of Heads of Government, Ministers, Board Chairs and Chief Executives of businesses, researchers, multi-lateral agencies and NGOs.
For more information, please visit http://www.educationandskillsforum.org and connect with GESF on Twitter at @gemseducation.
For further media enquiries, please contact:
Skoolbo Communications Manager
+65 6777 8014
Global Education Coordinator
Peace One Day
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