Welcome



Global Education Motivators (GEM) was founded in 1981 as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization to help schools and the community meet the complex challenges of  living in a global society.

Emphasizing human rights and human responsibility, GEM is now educating a second generation to global awareness and responsibility in an interdependent world.

GEM is a non-governmental-organization (NGO) in association with the United Nations Department of Public Information and is headquartered at Chestnut Hill College in Philadelphia, PA (USA).




Featured Items 

GEM Launches a new website for GEM's Middle East Initiatives

Headed by Abdullah Alsultan, GEM's Director of Middle East Programs, the GEM Middle East site will focus on all GEM's programs in the Gulf Region.

Recent GEM Middle East Programs include the UNAI two part videoconference series with Effat University and Chestnut Hill College. Watch archived video from these events here.

Visit the new website at
www.gem-me.org
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Climate Change and Urban Development Collide in Chennai India - Massive Flooding Hits GEM Partner School

As GEM has begun working toward the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals, one of our partner schools has been hard hit by intense flooding brought on by unsustainable urban development.

The Omega School in Chennai, India was closed due to the massive floods that hit the region. Click here to learn more about the damage, see pictures of the rebuilding, and use the link below to contribute via PayPal to the school's rebuilding process.



                       










Learn about GEM events during the 2015-16 school year

This overview of GEM programs for 2015-16 school year will give an outline and brief description of the major events happening this year at GEM, from UN Day to the UN Educators Conference on Human Rights.

This page will also highlight several of our programs available to schools by request.

Upcoming Events

GEM Programs:

Global Solutions Lab
June 19-27, 2016

                       


Select Global and Educational Events:
                       

UN DPI/NGO Conference
GYEONGJU, Republic of Korea
May 30-June 1, 2016
                          
                  

      


GEM Highlights
Lesson Plans on the Sustainable Development Goals - World's Largest Lesson


UN Day NJ featured in Press of Atlantic City
Article
                      
Teaching the Effects of Armed Conflict on Children via Primary Sources Professional Development Series
Learn More

Lesson Plans and Resources for Teaching Primary Sources with the Library of Congress
Effects of Armed Conflict on Children

New Distance Learning Program
Live from Ukraine