On June 20th, 2010, Buddha’s Light International Association New York and The Humpty Dumpty Institute held a Landmine Education Presentation in Flushing, NY. Our special guest speakers included Mr. Songkane Luangmuninthone, Deputy Permanent Representative of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic to the United Nations, Mr. Takuto Kubo, Planning Officer for the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) and Mr. Steve Ginther, HDI Program Manager for Mine Action.
Mr. Songkane Luangmuninthone spoke specifically about the landmine and unexploded ordinance (UXO) problem in his country. He shared with us a tragic story of a friend who lost both feet because he accidentally set off a landmine while farming. His is a story shared by countless children and adults in Laos. Mr. Takuto Kubo spoke about the work UNMAS is doing in landmine removal, mine risk education and victim assistance. Mr. Steve Ginther reviewed the HDI’s many outstanding programs in Southeast Asia.
You can view their presentations and videos right here (below)! We highly recommend you give all three a once over. The presentations and videos are extremely informative, and there’s no better way to learn more about this very important cause.