Even Numbers tell a Story

Between August and October of 2017 UNICEF and the statistical office of the DPRK conducted a survey on living conditions with thousands of North Koreans from different parts of the country. The published result is a multipage report with countless numbers. These dry numbers give us interesting insights into the changing life situation in North... Continue Reading →

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Emergency Aid after the Flood Disaster

In late August the typhoon "Lionrock" arrived in the mountains of North Korea. It rained heavily for three days causing all streams to flood and destroy everything in the area. The flooding along the Tumen River, the river bordering China, washed away whole settlements. North Korea mobilized thousands of soldiers to clear railroad tracks and... Continue Reading →

Together

Over a period of several years we have been encouraging and supporting our friends from the organization TOGETHER – Educational Center for Deaf, Blind and Non-disabled Children Hamhung e.V. They are committed to helping blind and deaf people. Thanks to your donations, we were able to facilitate the printing of the very first sign language... 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: β€œOn 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 →

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