Picture Gallery: Children share ideas
30% of landmine victims are under the age of 15. That’s why it’s critically important
to teach kids about how to recognize and avoid the dangers of landmines,
and to listen to their feelings and own ideas about mine safety. Educators
teaching mine risk reduction often ask children living in affected
areas to express their thoughts and experiences in drawings and paintings.
An important step is when children to create their own safety messages
and images to share with other kids.
These pictures are by children from Kosovo and Afghanistan. The Kosovo
pictures were done as part of a mine risk education day. During Afghan
Mine Action and Awareness Month, one of the activities of the Afghan
Campaign to Ban Landmines was to conduct a poster contest for Afghan
school children. The aim of the contest was to involve school children
in the campaign against landmines and to promote public awareness.
Click on the thumbnails to see some samples of the children’s