Last Thursday my good friend Jeremy Gilley, founder of Peace One Day, stopped by Ocado HQ to talk to us about what the charity’s been up to.
We’ve been proud supporters of Peace One Day from the start, last year funding their UK Citizenship Resource for secondary schools. So it was fantastic to hear first-hand what that support is helping to achieve.
Peace One Day has already established a UN-recognised International Day of Peace on 21st September each year. Now they work to promote that ceasefire around the world, bringing a valuable pause for reflection as well as 24 hours of unfettered humanitarian relief, to many areas of conflict.
He was incredibly illuminating about the ways the charity spreads its message, not only to those currently participating or swept up in war and violence, but also in reaching out to future generations.
The educational resource we underwrote encourages students to think of themselves as global citizens, and that as such, their attitude and actions can make a real difference to mankind.
Lesson plans run from conflict resolution and ending bullying, to intercultural cooperation and great peacemakers. Testament to the effectiveness of the resource is a dip in bullying recorded on days when it’s taught.
From everyone on the Ocado team, I’d like to thank Jeremy for taking the time out to speak to us. It was inspiring to hear for ourselves just how much can be achieved with enough drive and dedication.
We care passionately about changing things for the better, from the way we deliver groceries to backing the causes we believe in. And we know that that’s important to you, too. So if you’d like to find out more about Peace One Day, we recommend you ‘Like’ them on Facebook. You can download the UK Citizenship Resource for secondary schools free from the Peace One Day website.