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 →

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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 →

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 →

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 →

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