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The Oleander Initiative empowers peacebuilders from around the world through programs, workshops and study tours of Hiroshima, Japan.
The Oleander Initiative gathers educators from around the world transform the lessons of Hiroshima into relevant and impactful peace education activities for their students. The Oleander Initiative generates deep awareness of the catastrophic humanitarian impacts of nuclear weapons and equips participants with intellectual tools for conflict resolution and mutual understanding.
The Oleander Initiative is implemented by UME (ume.org), A 501 (C) (3) non-profit organization based in Cambridge, MA USA.
Letters of Endorsement for the Oleander Initiative
UME Oleander Pilot Program Academic Objectives
The Oleander Pilot Program is a week-long cultural, intellectual, and professional exchange among a selected group of educators from throughout the Middle East/North Africa (MENA), the US and Japanese educators and students. This program will take place in Hiroshima, Japan, and focus on generating educational content based on the devastation caused by the atomic bombing of the city on August 6, 1945.