North Korean Youth Program

Hanawon Program​​

Hanawon is a government-run adjustment and education center for North Koreans resettling in South Korea. At Hanawon, newly-arrived North Koreans are taught the basic skills necessary to survive in modern society. Hanawon serves as the gateway to South Korea for North Korean resettlers; all must stay at Hanawon for a few months before entering South Korean society. NKHR has conducted weekly programs at Hanawon since 1999. Every Saturday, NKHR teaches young North Koreans math, English, sports, art, and other special subjects. We also hold twice-monthly classes for very young children. After their departure from Hanawon, NKHR continues to support these youth through our other youth programs, including the Hangyoreh School and our Leadership and Career Mentorship programs.