Ora et labora

Agape international has been inviting North Korean specialists  Switzerland for further education for many years already. Much more than one hundred persons have been able to see a new world, further their professional and personal experience, and applied what they have learned in their home. When we meet with former interns, we reminisce, send our... 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 →

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 →

Sharing Memories During 20-Year-Celebration

In April a colourful mix of farmers, experts, sponsors, and deputies of the North Korean Embassy celebrated 20 years of successful collaboration between North Koreans and Swiss in the assembly room of the Reformed Church in Zweisimmen. »Yun was just a good man. We could only communicate with a few words, but we got along... Continue Reading →

Editorial

Dear Reader, North Korean experts who have undergone an advanced training have left the teachers, host families, as well as the trainees with vivid memories. Since 1996, when the first delegation of experts visited Switzerland, more than 130 persons visited our country for stays from a few days to a maximum of six months. Only... 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 →

Electric Power and Heat

The past twenty years of collaboration between Agape international and the Democratic Republic of North Korea can be divided into two parts of ten years. We reported about the first ten years in our last edition of Our heart’s concern. In this edition we will focus on the second 10-year period. In 2005 the North... Continue Reading →

Help for Self-help

In 1995 the North Korean UN ambassador turned to Agape international with the following request: “You are Christians, come and help us!” This request has grown into a multifaceted 20-year partnership that has shaped and changed both sides. So this year we are looking back on our cooperation with North Korea and want to celebrate... Continue Reading →

Editorial

Dear readers, I am reading about the 20-year history of the North Korea Project, as we want to celebrate the cooperation between Agape international and North Korea this year in April and August with a thanksgiving and remembrance celebration. While reading about the past of this project I am amazed at how many people have... Continue Reading →

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