At the museum they focus on educating the visitors about the dangers of landmines, where they came from, who laid them, how they work, and their presence in Cambodia. One mine means one life impacted and those odds are still far too high in Cambodia.
Hours of Operation
The Landmine Museum and Relief Facility was established in 1997 by an ex-child soldier Mr. Aki Ra.In 2008 he established a formal demining NGO, or slso called as Cambodian Self Help Demining (CSHD).After a years of fighting he returned to the village in which he planted thousands of mines and began removing them, by hand, and defusing them with homemade tools. The idea for a Relief Facility came around is when he saw many children wounded by landmines and those in extreme poverty. He brought them to his home, where he and his wife raised them as their own, alongside their own children. Originally, all of the children at the facility were landmine victims. The children are enrolled in public government school to continue their education. The Relief Facility accepts volunteers to help teach English, work in the Museum and assist in the office. And in July 2010 Aki Ra was one of the nominees as a CNN Hero, in September he was chosen as a Top 10 CNN Hero for 2010.