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Why donate to GEM?

GEM Mission

GEM was founded in 1981 as a 501(C)(3) non-profit organization to help schools meet the complex challenges of living in a global society. GEM currently operates as a public foundation. GEM is a Non-Governmental-Organization (NGO) in a close association with the United Nations Department of Public Information. Emphasizing human rights and human responsibility, GEM uses videoconferencing and Internet based applications to educate a second generation to global awareness and responsibility in an interdependent world. GEM is headquartered at Chestnut Hill College in Philadelphia, PA (USA).

GEM Programs

GEM programs are highlighted by real world real time experiences. Young people working with young people to help solve problems in their world. Programs emphasize awareness and then increased responsibility for their actions in an interdependent world. Student empowerment through cross cultural interactions are central to GEM’s international programs.

Electronic field trips to the United Nations and other parts of the world are an important educational tool for 21st Century classrooms. GEM currently has more than ten years experience in this area and has been using “new” communication technologies to support global understanding for almost 30 years.

Major conferences each year include: UN Student Conference on Human Rights, UN Teachers Conference on Human Rights and more than 100 videoconferences on global awareness to move young people from “words to deeds”.

GEM programs look at the big picture of their small world and tries to cover issues in a comprehensive way while getting young people to think globally while acting locally. With your support, GEM will continue to do this through the use of distant learning technologies. 

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GEM also has Dedicated Funds for special projects. Read more about these below.

 Juba Water Project
 Refugee Reunion Project
   
Upcoming Events

Teaching Primary Sources Teacher Workshop
October 17 & 18, 2014

UN Day NJ 2014
October 24, 2014

UN Day PA 2014
October 21, 2014

Human Rights Day Event at United Nations
December 8, 2014

Student Leadership Conference on Development

February 9, 2015

UN Educators Conference on Human Rights
March 27, 2015                     



GEM Highlights
New Distance Learning Program
Live from Ukraine

GEM Welcomes  Presenter Abdullah Alsultan
for Fall 2014 Programs on Saudi Arabia and the Middle East - Learn More


2013 Conference on Teaching Peace and Human Rights Recap -
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In Memoriam -
Parveen Kassim - Global Educator Award Recipient

Lost Boys Refugee Reunion Project - Learn More

GEM Internship Program
Learn More