UXO AWARENESS
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 Laos is the most heavily bombed place on earth, per head of capita.

Sadly, unexploded ordnance is a part of everyday life in Phonsavan and Xieng Khouang Province is the most heavily UXO contaminated province in the country. Every year farmers and children still die or are maimed from accidents involving UXO – some devices are more than 40 years old.
 
UXO awareness is therefore an important part of our curriculum. Lone Buffalo students have produced short films to warn others about the dangers in our communities, while its teachers observe Mines Awareness Day by planning UXO-related lessons.
    
Lone Buffalo regularly host presentations by organisations working in unexploded ordnance clearance and mines risk education.  Its students also learn about UXO first hand with specially authorised educational visits to clearance sites.    

 
Lone Buffalo provide capacity building for Mines Advisory Group by teaching English to their adult staff.  Places are reserved in our community classes for UXO workers children.  Classes also include students whose lives have been affected by UXO, referred to Lone Buffalo by professional organisations.  Two of our Lao teaching team work for World Education, an NGO working in UXO victim rehabilitation.


And watch our "The Dangers of Bombs"  animation, produced by our students. 

For more information on the issue of UXO in Laos: