Hope in hiroshima - peace education immersion opportunity
Are you a further/higher/community educator who would like to spend a week in Hiroshima, Japan, learning about Japanese culture, eating amazing food, meeting local people and discovering how they spend their lives combining inner and international peace? There are many lessons to learn from this city, which was devastated by the first nuclear attack in 1945, and literally rose from the ashes to become a model global centre for peace and reconciliation.
In June this year, I was excited and honoured to return again to Hiroshima, where Hope in the Heart worked in partnership with the prefecture's Peace Culture Village and US-based University of the Middle East Project's Oleander Initiative which "gathers educators from communities around the world to work together and transform the lessons of Hiroshima into relevant and impactful peace education activities for their students". This was a pilot project introducing UK educators, from university and community positions, to the lessons of Hiroshima. It was a huge success, and we are now offering similar (bespoke) programmes to groups of all kinds. Please contact Tam to discuss.
The pilot project was partially funded by the Sasakowa Foundation, and offered a highly-subsidised week-long immersion in the world-class culture of peace and reconciliation modelled by Hiroshima since the atomic bombing of 1945.
A small group of educators from further, higher, adult and/or community education in the UK took part in the programme and participants are now incorporating what they learned from the unique history of peace, reconciliation, conflict resolution and mutual understanding modelled by Hiroshima in their teaching and/or community practice.
For inspirational talks and worshops on the themes of hope, resilience and transformation as modelled by the incredible peace culture community of Hiroshima, including an introduction to the AccepTTranscend Model, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.