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GEM also has Dedicated Funds for special projects.
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 Juba Water Project
 Refugee Reunion Project


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. 

Upcoming Events

UN Student Conference on Human Rights
December 2-3, 2015
International Exchange - Effat University and Chestnut Hill College
December 7, 2015

UN Student Leadership Conference on Development
February 15, 2016

Global Solutions Lab

June 19-27, 2016

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

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