A sanatorium for the sake of persons with disabilities is to be built in Pyongyang, the capital of the DPRK. It will cover a building area of 4 000 square metres, a plottage of 8 000 square metres and a total floor space of 28 000 square metres. Its construction cost will amount to 10 million US dollars.
The Korean Federation for the Protection of the Disabled was founded on July 29, Juche 87 (1998) with its original name as the Korean Association for Supporting the Handicapped. For the sake of universal and unified development of the disabled people`s affairs in the country, the Korean Association for Supporting the Handicapped was developed into the Korean Federation for Protection of the Disabled on July 27, 2005.
The KFPD is the only non-governmental organization related to the disabled that is approved by the government and includes all the organizations concerned with the disabled people`s affairs.
- Mission and Task
The KFPD`s mission is to represent and advocate the rights and interests of all the disabled people in the DPR Korea.
Its basic task is to help the disabled people play their role as the true masters of society and the collective by ensuring their acquisition of social position, mental and physical rehabilitation and establishment of barrier-free environment through various support and advocacy activities, publications and propaganda campaigns.
Short Courses Given at Schools for Children with Listening and Speaking Disabilities
The September 2022 action programme of the Korean Association of Persons with Listening and Speaking Disabilities of Korea includes short courses for bringing about a radical change in the education of those with listening and speaking disabilities as suited to the actual conditions in which educational contents and methods are making steady progress
At several schools for those students, the chairman and deputy chairman of the association acquainted themselves with the shorts courses, which brought about a substantial change in the effort to improve educational contents and methods on how to standardize the Korean sign language, how to distribute newly developed sign language movements, and how to apply educational methods to suit the psychological characteristics of the students with listening and speaking disabilities