Hearing and Seeing, Speaking and Understanding

For most of us it is normal to speak and listen, understand, and give a reply. We describe what we see and experience. We get information from the radio, TV, newspaper, or Internet. But as soon as one of our senses is impaired communication becomes challenging! There are special schools in every province of North... Continue Reading →

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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 →

Another Step to a Life worth Living

Our Together in Hamhung partners have let us know that the booklet about sign language has been produced. Most deaf children in North Korea, as elsewhere, have hearing parents. My First Sign Language Booklet can help hearing parents communicate with their deaf children as soon as possible using sign language as their common language. However,... Continue Reading →

Perseverance Is Worth It

On 28th December 2014, I finally received an e-mail from Pyongyang that I had long been waiting for. Our chief wind engineer of the Alternative Energy Center, reported the following: “On 18th December we received all the material for the wind turbine that you ordered and organized for us and are extremely thankful!” But the... Continue Reading →

All Ears!

When a deaf or a hard of hearing child is born in a family parents need more information and help for years. Some decades ago the deaf in Switzerland were not allowed by law to communicate in sign language. Today this is quite unthinkable. Research has proved that a bilingual education with the sign language... Continue Reading →

Touching Children‘s Hearts

Two containers filled with baby food reached North Korea in October. We received another shipment of thousands of jars of baby food from the Sunval Company through our partners Global Aid Network (GAiN). In addition to the baby food, we also shipp...

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