Akira and his mines
What we say:
In 2010, Aki Ra was a top-10 runner up in the nominations for CNN's Heroes.
This success was in recognition of his tireless work clearing landmines across Cambodia, helping children and families who have been affected by landmines, and the extraordinary story that brought him to where he is today.
The Landmine Museum is an extension of that story and the successes he's had clearing these horrifying death traps from fields and villages around Cambodia. Once little more than a humble shack, Aki Ra's Land Mine Museum has been reincarnated into the Cambodia Land Mine Museum & Relief Facility -- a registered Canadian-based organisation -- which opened in April 2007 with the aim of building and developing the original museum's vision.
The new centre includes an expanded museum, a dormitory residence for up to 30 amputee children and a school. The $3 admission fee is more than fair and helps to keep the museum running. They also take donations to help with a shelter for kids with landmine injuries and support for their families.
More details6km south of Banteay Srey on road to Siem Reap, inside Angkor Park
Last updated: 26th November, 2012
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