04 November 2008

The Ban Bus in Bosnia-Herzegovina, 27-29 October 2008

The Ban Bus stopped in Sarajevo from 27 - 29 October and visited Norwegian People's Aid's Global Training Center for Mine Detection Dogs. John Rodsted, main speaker of the Ban Bus, had helped secure funding for the centre when it was virtually broke and on the verge of closing 10 years ago, and he talked about his first experiences at the centre. Children from Vogosca primary school joined the event and participated in a workshop on the dangers of mines and cluster munitions. Vogosca is one of the country's most contaminated areas with cluster munitions.After the event the Ban Bus was set up in the city centre of Sarajevo and the team collected signatures for the People's Treaty. On 29 October the Ban Bus team participated in the European Faith Leaders Conference on Cluster Munitions.Alma Taslidzan, Handicap International South East Europe, alma@handicap-international.co.ba