People with disabilities live all over the world, but their living conditions differ drastically depending on where they reside. Some countries are considered to be more hostile towards persons with disabilities while others almost seem to be a paradise – at least in comparison.
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.
Italy enjoys an excellent reputation when it comes to the implementation of inclusion and accessibility. Many consider the Italian education system for example to be one of the most inclusive environments in the world. This is also one of the reasons why Andrea Schöne decided to study abroad for two semesters at the Forlì Branch of the University of Bologna in Italy.