An education project to prevent mine accidents funded by the Danish Demining Group (DDG) has benefited over 11,000 students of 22 schools in Duy Xuyen district, the central province of Quang Nam.
Starting one year ago, the project has equipped the children as well as nearly 650 teachers in the district with the basic knowledge on how to detect unexploded ordnance and avoid mine accidents.
Nearly 11,000 local residents in eight villages in Duy Xuyen’s Duy Son communes also received training under the project.
The activitiy will continue into next year, targeting another 5,000 people in the district, which was the site of fierce fighting during the anti-US war. The area is plagued with unexploded explosives and mines left from the war, with many mine accidents involving local residents and children.-VNA
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