Long-term Internship: Doctors

A visiting doctor has been in Switzerland for several months. Like his predecessor, he is from he Red Cross Hospital Pyongyang that we were able to visit during our last trip to North Korea. The current head of the Swiss Development Cooperation (SDC) is very pleased that things are going so well with our visiting doctors, despite... Continue Reading →

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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 →

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 →

Flying Visit

Already in the spring the North Korean embassy asked us if a small delegation of experts from the Ministry of Agricultural and Environment could visit Switzerland. This pleased us enormously, as we had worked closely with them between 1996 and 2006 and had invested a great deal in the education of over 100 agronomists through courses... Continue Reading →

Breaking new Ground

For many years Agape international has been inviting North Korean experts to Switzerland for further training. Well over one hundred people have been able to take a glimpse into a different world and discover new horizons on a professional as well as on a personal level and then apply what they have learned at home.... Continue Reading →

200 Years of Stirling Engines

Agape international is supporting the Non-Conventional Energy Development Center in Pyongyang in the development of small Stirling engines for domestic and village use. The Stirling engine is a heat engine that operates with almost any heat source and provides mechanical work. Small engines like these can help alleviate the energy shortage for the population. We... Continue Reading →

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