Building sustainable support in Laos

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Building sustainable support in Laos

For an insight into life in Laos, away from the mainstream attractions, we take guests to the COPE Visitor Centre in Vientiane. This facility details how people living with physical disabilities are given rehabilitation services to lead better lives.

This includes the provision of prosthetic devices for those who suffered the loss of limbs from unexploded bombs dropped on Laos during the Secret War, from 1964-1973. It is estimated that 15,000 survivors still require ongoing support. Our excursion reveals the history of unexploded ordnance in Laos – the most heavily bombed country per capita in history.

The enlightening experience is enhanced through the screening of short films in the Cave Cinema, built to resemble one of the underground bunkers used by the People’s Liberation Army.

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