Thanks to the University of the Middle East project, many teachers from the MENA region could spend a wonderful cultural,professional and educational week in Japan. A great opportunity for all teachers to learn and think of inspiring projects.
Being there and participating in a program that enhances peace through education was a big step towards peace education.I am still overwhelmed by the whole experience and hope all those who participate in this project could make a difference in this world.
The atomic bomb was supposed to give Hiroshima a lesson but it was Hiroshima that gave a lesson to the world. It is a good example to teach students and future generations ways to move forward instead of making them think of revenge and violence.
Hiroshima reflects the story of ‘The Wind and the Sun’.
The Wind and the Sun were disputing which was the stronger. Suddenly they saw a traveller coming down the road, and the Sun said: “I see a way to decide our dispute. Whichever of us can cause that traveller to take off his cloak shall be regarded as the stronger You begin.” So the Sun retired behind a cloud, and the Wind began to blow as hard as it could upon the traveller. But the harder he blew the more closely did the traveller wrap his cloak round him, till at last the Wind had to give up in despair. Then the Sun came out and shone in all his glory upon the traveller, who soon found it too hot to walk with his cloak on.