In 2012, Our activities began in North Korea at the request of the Korean Federation for the Protection of the Disabled (KFPD). Our goal is to strengthen the organisational capacity of partners, ensure strong and sustainable services for people with disabilities and support children to grow with better standards of living.
At DULA International, our work is motivated by our faith. We are committed to following the teaching and example of Jesus Christ in His kindness and understanding with those who are poor, vulnerable or forgotten. Through our work, we aim to relieve and support the vulnerable from developing countries.
We are currently supporting surgical, medical training, eye care projects, nutrition, international exchange programme, and schools for disabled children in North Korea through the KFPD. Already, these children have benefitted in their learning and wellbeing through our provision of: Books, Braille printers, Braille laptops Other educational supplies nutrition programmes and rehab for children so on.
We also support the sports teams for the disabled in North Korea. There is still a long way to go, with much work to be done and we hope to achieve in the future.
Director of DULA International : Revd. Seok-Hee Lee
Adviser : Colin Dudgeon
Charity administration & Events Co-Ordinator : Sun-Hwa Lee
Accountant : Cephas Mwanza
Monika Szwed, Medical Liaision Co-ordinator
Prof. So-Ock Kim (Royal Academy of Music)
Soo-Kyoung Kim (Sonographer, St George’s Hospital)
(Korean Federation for the Protection of the Disabled in North Korea)
Originally known as the Korean Association for Supporting Disabled (July, 1998), the Korean Federation for the Protection of the Disabled [KFPD] acquired federation status in July, 2005. It is the only non-governmental organisation recognised by the North Korean government to represent all the institutions related to the disabled people.
Mission Statement of the KFPD:
“The Central Committee of KFPD sets its mission to advocate and represent the rights and interests of the people with disabilities in DPRK. Among the major tasks, contribution to the mental and physical rehabilitation of the people with disabilities, establishment of barrier-free environment, prevention of disability and to ensure respectful social status of the people with disabilities will be the top priority of the federation. The federation shall undertake various kinds of support services, and advocate and disseminate public information to enable people with disabilities to play their role as the true masters of the society and community.”
from the KFPD Annual Report (2012)