Off the stage!

Reading the daily press on North Korea is not contributing to our joy – therefore I will write of other things: Once again I was able to visit North Korea and experienced wonderful encounters and relaxed collaborators. We are intentionally building relationships to North Koreans. If we are not able to invite them to Switzerland,... Continue Reading →

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A View over the River

The plan to monitor the transport of relief supplies ended at the Yalu, the border river between China and North Korea. We assume that the container with the proven baby food has reached its goal, the area around Yonsa. Unfortunately, we cannot witness the distribution: After quite some back and forth, we were not given... Continue Reading →

Visible and valued in the Future?

Whoever is deaf, blind, or different in any way is hardly visible in Korea. Parents are ashamed of and do not know how to deal with a child that is different. I do not know why the schools for the deaf are built in very remote areas, except for the ones in Pyongyang and Hamhung.... Continue Reading →

Study Trip

We have been supporting the organization TOGETHER for several years. Robert Grund, deaf since birth, is giving a voice to the concerns of  the deaf. Although there are special schools in  every North Korean province, deaf and blind persons are not visible in public. Many persuasive efforts are necessary to enable communication between the deaf and the... Continue Reading →

Emergency Aid after the Flood Desaster

After the flood disaster in North  Korea in the fall of last year, many people lost their homes and their provisions for the winter. In the meantime, the container that we sent after the request for aid from  the North Korean embassy and in  proven cooperation with GAiN Germany will have arrived. In May we will travel to... Continue Reading →

Stirling in Action

Our partner engineer in Pyongyang, is working to make a simple utilization of the Stirling engine possible for North Korean homes. Now it is our task to provide North Korea with expertise on the „Stirling“. We are planning a workshop in Pyongyang. I will travel to Pyongyang in the spring for the preparation and discussion... Continue Reading →

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