Thursday, December 9, 2010

postheadericon Art Party 2010 Opens Its Doors In Hiroshima This Weekend!

This weekend the 8th Art Party opens its doors at Aster Plaza, Hiroshima.

What is Art Party?

Art Party is an initiative set up under the auspices of ANT-Hiroshima to exhibit and sell artworks created by children from various communities around the world that are in need of international assistance. Full Report

Saturday, November 27, 2010

postheadericon Motomachi School Children Design Posters To Promote The World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates In Hiroshima

The 11th World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates was held in Hiroshima on 12th-14th November, 2010. Here is a video of the Peace Appeal Ceremony that was held at the opening of the final session of the summit.

Several preparatory events were held in Hiroshima in the run-up to the summit to help promote the summit in the city and beyond.

One such event, "Poster Live," was run by illustrator Kuroda Seitarou at Motomachi Elementary School in the middle of Hiroshima. About 300 nursery and elementary school children gathered in the school gymnasium to create posters which would be displayed in community centres and other public buildings around the city to publicize the summit.

After a short talk, Kuroda-san demonstrated how to draw a poster with crayons. Then, accompanied by music, all 300 children got to work with crayons to make their own Peace Summit posters. In the photo you can see Kuroda-san and the children all engrossed in the activity.

As you can see, by the end of the session, 300 original publicity posters had been created.

After the event, Kuroda-san joined the children for school dinner.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

postheadericon American Field Service: Hiroshima Peace Study Tour

Hello everyone!

My name is Asami Oki. I'm a second year student at Hiroshima Jyogakuin University. I'd like to thank Tomoko Watanabe and David Hurley for giving me this opportunity to introduce the volunteer organization “AFS” to readers of the ANT-Hiroshima blog.

Have you ever heard of “AFS”?

Full Report Here
Monday, October 25, 2010

postheadericon ANT-Hiroshima Donation Helps Establish A Health Camp For Punjabi Flood Victims

ANT-Hiroshima was one of the organizations which provided funds for a health camp for the flood-affected people in Punjab province of Pakistan. ANT-Hiroshima has donated a total of 500,000 yen to help set up the camp.

Here are some photos of the health work being undertaken at the location...
Sunday, October 24, 2010

postheadericon  Ronni Alexander and the Popoki Peace Project

The Popoki Peace Project is a voluntary project established in Kobe, Japan in 2006 by Ronnie Alexander and inspired by her pet cat to help promote peace.

By the way, "Popoki" is "cat" in Hawaiian. In the photo you can see Ronnie with Popoki as a kitten.

The idea behind the project is to develop a more imaginative response to peace. Find out more here.
Thursday, October 21, 2010

postheadericon How Amai from "Sadako's Prayer" is Helping Pakistan's Flood-Affected Children

The Pakistan-based children's charity "Funkor Child Art Center", run by Fauzia Minallah, is playing an active part in helping children affected by the recent floods.

Here's how...
Tuesday, October 19, 2010

postheadericon Pakistan Floods: Winterised Tents and other Relief Activities

Fauzia Minallah reports that the people of Darolai and Gurnai villages in Union Council Mankiyal, Pakistan, have been attempting to reconstruct a wooden bridge since the beginning of August after it was destroyed by the floods. More
Wednesday, September 22, 2010

postheadericon Nagatsuka Junior High School Pupils Make Their Own "Peace Declaration"

On August 6th 2010, the 65th anniversary of the atom bombing of Hiroshima at the end of the Second World War, the pupils of Nagatsuka Junior High School prepared and delivered their own "Hiroshima Peace Declaration".

Here is their message.
Monday, September 20, 2010

postheadericon Fauzia Minallah Organizes The Distribution Of Special Gift Packs For Children Affected By The Floods In Pakistan

On 4th September 2010, ANT-Hiroshima friend and supporter, Fauzia Minallah, organized a greup of young volunteers to distribute special gift packs to almost 1,000 school children who had been affected by the recent floods in Pakistan. Report
Friday, September 17, 2010

postheadericon Mayor of Hiroshima's Peace Declaration, August 6th 2010

On the evening of August 6th 2010, the Mayor of Hiroshima, Tadatoshi Akiba,  delivered this year's Hiroshima Peace Declaration calling for worldwide nuclear weapons disarmament by 2020.

Monday, August 30, 2010

postheadericon Mussie Hailu Recognized As A "Very Talented Person" - It's Official!

There was excitement in the ANT-Hiroshima office the other day when news came through that our very own African Representative, Mussie Hailu, had received the TOP 73 V.T.P. award in the Gift to the World category in 2009 for his indefatigable efforts as an international advocate fighting worldwide for right human relationship, reconciliation and dialogue, environmental protection and volunteerism.
Tuesday, August 24, 2010

postheadericon ANT-Hiroshima to Contribute to the Flood Disaster Relief Effort in Pakistan

After consulting HOPE'87 in Pakistan, ANT-Hiroshima has agreed to undertake the funding of some flood relief activities in Pakistan over the next two months.

Friday, August 20, 2010

postheadericon Hiroshima Day was observed in a small village in Assam state, India

On 6th August 2010, Hiroshima Day was observed in a small village in Assam state, India. The event took place in the local school and about 500 students took part. Students from nearby schools, teachers and few local dignitaries also participated in the events. Full Report

Thursday, August 19, 2010

postheadericon Pakistan Floods: A Report And Request For Relief Donations

ANT-Hiroshima received a report from Shoaib Haider a key member of the NGO, HOPE'87 in Pakistan about the situation there in the wake of the huge scale of the recent floods.

This disaster is on a much larger scale than the terrible earthquake of 2005.

Pakistan Floods

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

postheadericon Kawabe Junior High School's Peace Seeds Are Flourishing!

In 2008, six pupils from Kawabe Junior High School in Ehime prefecture visited Hiroshima to learn about the atomic bomb and the horrors of war.

They were given some Peace Seeds... This is what happened, two years later!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

postheadericon Sadako's Prayer Read By Visually Impaired Children in Pakistan on National Book Day

At this year's National Book Day in Pakistan, Funkor Child Art Centre held a book reading event for visually impared children from the Almaktoom Centre for Visually Impaired Children.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

postheadericon Hiroshima-Nagasaki YES Campaign In Action At The Hiroshima Flower Festival

The Hiroshima Flower Festival, held during the "Golden Week" holiday in early May every year since 1977, attracts over a million people. The festival is held on Peace Boulevard, which runs on an East-West axis across the city. Half way along its course, Peace Boulevard passes Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park .

Here is a video of the YES! Campaign in action at the Flower Festival.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

postheadericon International Rally and Festival in New York, 2nd May 2010

About 10,000 people attended an international rally and music festival in New York on 2nd May 2010, the day before the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) Review Conference which is currently being held at the United Nations.
Thursday, April 8, 2010

postheadericon Palestinian Scout Group Seeks Funds To Add A Second Floor To Its Scout House.

ANT-Hiroshima has a wide network of contacts all over the world. One of our contacts in Palestine contacted ANT-Hiroshima to tell us about a scout group situated in the village of Beit Jala which is trying to raise funds to add a second floor to its scout house.

Here's a video of the scout troop parading, Christmas 2009.

Monday, April 5, 2010

postheadericon 110 Copies of Sadako's Prayer Distributed in Islamabad

Fauzia Minallah is a friend of ANT-Hiroshima in Pakistan. She reports that 110 copies of the peace education book, Sadako's Prayer, were distributed at the, Universal Gospel Assembly Church, at the Christain Colony, Islamabad and the story was read out to the assembled children. Photo Report
Saturday, March 6, 2010

postheadericon Our Latest Blog Follower: Ngawang Chopel from Bhutan

On 26th February 2010 Tomoko Watanabe gave a lecture to a group of sixteen international students who were visiting Hiroshima as part of course on the "Enhancement of Local Government Administration and Public Services" for government administrators.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

postheadericon Mussie Hailu Represents ANT-Hiroshima At The Rwanda Reconcioliation Conference

Here is a message and some photos from our roving ambassador in Africa, Mussie Hailu, after his trip to Rwanda for the Reconciliation Summit in December 2009.

On behalf of ANT-Hiroshima
Saturday, February 6, 2010

postheadericon 2010 is the Year of Peace and Security in Africa

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Asian Network of Trust-Hiroshima, an NGO based in Hiroshima, Japan, draws its inspiration from the experience of the A-bomb survivors who, together with international support, worked to rebuild their shattered city in a spirit of peace and reconciliation. In a similar spirit, ANT-Hiroshima is involved in a range of relief, reconstruction, and peace-building projects in a number of countries, including Afghanistan, Pakistan, Nepal, and Bangladesh.

ANT-Hiroshima’s work is rooted in the twin missions of providing material, as well as emotional, support to the people we serve. We bring a human touch to the provision of emergency relief in areas devastated by natural disaster or human conflict. Operating on a small scale at the local level, we share a spirit of warmth and compassion along with such immediate material needs as food, clothing, water, shelter, and medical supplies and services.

In Japan, too, our work is inspired by the spirit of Hiroshima in our efforts to motivate the next generation of Japanese to view the world with compassionate eyes. Through programs in education, we strive to stimulate the awareness and action of young people towards both the material and emotional needs of their local communities as well as the international community.

Tomoko Watanabe,
Founder and Executive Director,

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