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 →

My Brothers and Sisters in the North

This is the title of a film about the people of North Korea. I was able to view this film in the course of a Korea event in the Ethnographic Museum at the University of Zurich. This impressive film portrays different people from the northern part of the Korean peninsula. Every person that film director... Continue Reading →

Sign Language in North Korea

"In Korea hearing parents are ashamed of their deaf children because they do not fit into the majority of society. Deaf children are often hidden away, because their parents often do not know that there are special schools for the deaf. The situation for the deaf is very difficult. Some have a job, but most... Continue Reading →

Intranet for deaf children

We have been encouraging and supporting the friends of the foundation “together Hamhung” for some time. They work among the blind and deaf people in the north of Korea. Thanks to your support, dear donors, we were able to finance the printing of the first sign-language book for parents and their deaf children. The next... Continue Reading →

Backing up Deaf Children

A longtime friend of ours with experience in North Korea and engaged in working with Korean handicapped would like to have a booklet printed for deaf children. The deaf in North Korea are often mute as well – not because they have no voice, but because they are not taken seriously, because they have not... Continue Reading →

Felted

Ursula Schweizer, handicraft teacher, spent two weeks in North Korea to teach the technic of wool felting in different schools for handicapped children. “It was ingenious! Interested eyes following the preparations This land is so beautiful. The r...

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