Being strong together – A deaf German in North Korea -- REHACARE Trade Fair

Being strong together – A deaf German in North Korea

Robert Grund advocates on behalf of deaf people in North Korea. He is a fourth-generation deaf person himself. As the official representative officer of the World Federation of the Deaf in North Korea, he wants to locally empower deaf persons to take charge of their lives and that of others. The first kindergarten for the deaf as well as an educational center for deaf in the capital are only the beginning.

03/01/2016

Photo: Robert Grund in North Korea; Copyright: ZUSAMMEN-Hamhung e.V.

Robert Grund advocates on behalf of deaf people in North Korea; © ZUSAMMEN-Hamhung e.V.

Disability is a taboo subject

Photo: Robert Grund explains something to deaf teeanagers; Copyright: ZUSAMMEN-Hamhung e.V.

Together with ZUSAMMEN-Hamhung e.V. Robert Grund realizes different projects on site in North Korea; © ZUSAMMEN-Hamhung e.V.

"Nothing about us without us"

Public opinion is strongly shaped by the government

Photo: Robert Grund explains something to deaf teeanagers; Copyright: ZUSAMMEN-Hamhung e.V.

© ZUSAMMEN-Hamhung e.V.

Personal assistance services: the devil is in the detail

Foto: Melanie Günther; Copyright: B. Frommann

© B. Fromman