If the Present outdates the Past

”By the time you read these words, it is possible that the situation in North Korea has totally changed and my words are no longer relevant” – these are my thoughts as I start writing our North Korea newsletter. It takes several days to get from the actual writing to the mailing, as the letter... Continue Reading →

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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 →

Retrospection and Perspectives

It is with thankfulness that we look back on another year of partnering with the people of North Korea some of which we met personally when they came to Switzerland. From others we have heard through the reports of our partners telling us what they have been able to achieve with the finances they received... Continue Reading →

Cultural distinctons

There has been no dull moment in the last couple of weeks: We were busy organizing various trips more or less simultaneously. There was our own and the trip of our North Korean guests. My husband arranged an itinerary for an agrarian delegation within days that unfortunately took place when he himself was absent –... Continue Reading →

No Deaf in North Korea?!

When Robert, who is deaf, was 15 years old he heard something he couldn’t believe: Apparently, there were “practically no” deaf in North Korea. He didn’t notice until later that this was a misunderstanding … This statement bothered him and since he wanted to find out if this was true, he traveled to North Korea... Continue Reading →

Promoting the Good

There is a lot more to discover in Korea besides all the sabre-rattling. I refuse to let my gaze rest only  on the atrocities that the media  is quick to report. I am convinced that I can make an impact, not  only by bemoaning the bad but by strengthening the good. Maybe it has something to do... Continue Reading →

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