The Design College for students with disabilities is located in PyongYang, the heart of North Korea. This is not only be the first college of it kind, but also the first school for people with disabilities in DPRK’s capital.
The college began in May 2016 and it welcome young people, aged 18 and above, to immerse themselves in learning: fashion design, product graphic design or media graphic design. And though we have exciting plans, it is just the beginning and we need your help to make the college “the best years”
In 2015, a small group of young, nervous people arrived in the UK with their dedicated teachers. During their stay, their audiences were astonished by their abilities. When they left, all were proud: teachers of their students, friends for each other and, most important of all, young people for what they themselves had achieved. When they returned, they were not just children who were disabled; they were gifted individuals who had showcased breathtaking talents, leading the way forward for their peers.
The ripple effect has begun, and attitudes towards disability has begun to change. We need to now encourage this, and promote health for the generations to come. We, the KFPD and DULA International, believe that the Design College is a vital step towards development, and hope you will take part in the journey.