It is the two month countdown to Friend Our World, an online learning hub for children to unite in friendship games of geography, languages and global citizenship. Friend Our World is collaboration among Skoolbo, Peace One Day and Microsoft. The Friend Our World site will open on Sunday 1 September 2013 and run as a festival through to International Day of Peace on 21 September 2013. It is anticipated that millions of children from across the world will participate.
“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,” said Jeremy Gilley, Peace One Day Founder.
Friend Our World has received support from different organisations all over the world including GEMS Education, The Varkey GEMS Foundation, GameDesk, Kids For Peace, Next Generation Global Education, VolunTEEN Nation, India Literacy Project, Project PeacePal, Ripple Kindness Project, AIME, British Schools in the Middle East, Technapex, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bay Area, Peacemakers (West Midlands Quaker Peace Education Project), The Peace Museum, Youth Entrepreneurship Alliance, Children Sports International, Peace First, Lien Foundation, World CSR Day, Singapore Kindness Movement, Social Innovation Exchange, Pasos Peace Museum, The Hunting Happiness Project.
“Part of Ripple’s philosophy is to grow friendships and support networks by connecting people through kindness. Friend Our World is a wonderful way to instill a sense of community and peace within our younger generation and we’re proud to be a part of this wonderful initiative. We support the event wholeheartedly,” said Lisa Currie, Ripple Kindness Project Founder.
“We are excited to be an official supporter of Friend Our World,” said Danny Vasquez, Children Sports International Founder and Executive Director. “We see the potential sports have to inspire hope and promote peace around the world; this is why working alongside Friend Our World to spread the message of peace is so intrinsic to Children Sports International’s mission and to its supporters around the world.”
Friend Our World welcomes education institutions, government agencies, foundations, NGO’s and other groups who are consistent with the ideals of Friend Our World to be on board as an Official Supporter. For more information, please visit http://www.friendourworld.org/supporters/.