The SBC Foundation Celebrates 21st Anniversary of Cambodia Mine Awareness Day
The Sir Bobby Charlton Foundation was pleased to celebrate the 21st anniversary of Cambodia Mine Awareness Day.
On Monday 24th February 2020, the Cambodia Mine Action and Victim Assistance Authority (CMAA) organised the 21st anniversary of National Mine Action Awareness Day at Bombay High School, in Brayay Commune, Veal Veng District, presided over by His Excellency Senior Minister of Cambodia.
The SBC Foundation’s Country Director for Cambodia, Rothna Buth was pleased to be in attendance at the event along with Ly Thuch, First Vice President of the Mine Authority, High Representative of Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo, Hun Sen, The Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia, with the participation of the Australian Ambassador to Cambodia, the South Korean Military Commission, the Vice President of the Vietnamese Mission, UNDP, UNICEF, as well as ministries and institutions, mine operators, relevant organisations and around 1,600 teachers and students.
Lou McGrath OBE, CEO of The Sir Bobby Charlton Foundation, commented: “We are pleased to see Rothna, our new Country Director for Cambodia coordinating with CMAA, other government bodies and NGO’s to celebrate and raise awareness of the work being done to eradicate the continuing threat caused by landmines and the support that continues to be required for the many victims of these and other appalling weapons left behind from past conflicts.’”
Rothna Buth, Country Director for Cambodia at the Sir Bobby Charlton Foundation, commented: “It is such a privilege for The Sir Bobby Charlton Foundation to celebrate the 21st anniversary of Cambodia Mine Awareness Day in Veal Vaeng district of Pursat Province, organised by the Cambodia Mine Action and Victim Assistance Authority.
Landmines, cluster bombs and explosive remnants of war has not only caused people to be disabled or lose their lives, but it has also posed obstacles to rehabilitation and the development of families’ livelihoods. The SBC Foundation will support the Royal Government of Cambodia through CMAA and our local partners to reduce the socio-economic threat posed by landmines and ERW, as well as assisting victims from the danger of landmines and explosive remnants of war and supporting those with disability. The SBC Foundation looks forward to opening its first Cambodian centre in May 2020 which will support and assist victims and communities affected within the area.”
Caption: Rothna Buth receives thank you letter to The SBC Foundation for its contribution to National Mine Awareness Day from Senior Minister H.E Ly Thuch First Vice President of CMAA.