Hiroshima Peace and Resilience Project

Monday, 5 April 2021

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The BHS Secondary students are invited to the Hiroshima Peace and Resilience Project ONLINE on Tuesday, April 6 at 3 PM Beirut Time. Zoom link to be sent to students in due time via WhatsApp.

This invitation is organized by the Oleander Initiative Organization in coordination with Ms. Aline Alam (head of Math)

Hiroshima Peace and Resilience Project Description

The HPRP utilizes CG renderings, AI colorized photos, virtual simulations, rare historical film footage, interactive polls and introspective activities to tell the extraordinary story of how Hiroshima rebuilt itself in the image of peace after the atomic bombing.

VR view of Nakajima district in Hiroshima City pre-1945

The story of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima is of tragedy, catastrophe and loss. However, it is also one of hope, optimism and moving forward. The HPRP presents these different but surprisingly complementary narratives in order for participants to gain new understanding of this pivotal event. In doing so, the HPRP invites participants to think deeply about the concept of resilience and its role in their lives.  

6 year old Toshiko Tanaka

Throughout this journey, participants follow the story of Toshiko, a 6-year-old hibakusha (survivor) of the bombing. Through Toshiko, participants first experience what happened on August 6, 1945 and then join her and the resilient citizens of Hiroshima to heal, unite and rebuild their community into the beautiful “City of Peace” that inspires millions around the world today.