수상자

Education Prize Awardee (2019)

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Yeomyeong School
2004
Opened Yeomyeong School (Bongcheon-dong)
2010
Approved as high school course, Number of enrolled students: 50
2012 ~ Present
Started Seminar on Unification Education with the Adenauer Foundation, Germany
2014
Number of enrolled students increased to 89
2015 ~ Present
Started South-North Youth Friendship Exchange Program
2019
The 15th Graduation Ceremony (291 graduates on a cumulative basis)

Yeomyeong School is the first alternative school (graduates are qualified as high school graduates), which was established in 2004 with the private initiative for the young people from North Korea who have rapidly joined our society since the early 2000s due to North Korea's economic difficulties.

It heals the physical and psychological wounds of the students created during the defection and provides customized education that fits the academic ability of individuals, presenting a school system that can be applied in the age of unification.

In particular, Yeomyeong School runs value education programs, such as democratic citizenship education, economic education, community education, personality education, etiquette education, and volunteer activities; and special programs, such as art therapy, music therapy, professional psychological counseling and physical activities with the aim of helping the young people from the North Korea to adapt themselves to the Korean society, and also runs a variety of customized learning programs, such as 'CSAT Preparation Class’ for those who want to go to college and ‘Dream Project' for students who want to have jobs.

In addition, through regular exchange program with students in the South Korea from 2015, it creates the opportunity to raise the social adaptability of the youth from the North Korea and form a consensus on unification. In addition, it holds a seminar on Unification Education with Adenauer Foundation, Germany, every year, since 2012.

The number of students graduating from Yeomyeong School is steadily increasing every year due to the diversification and enhancement of education programs. Until 2018, 104 graduates, 40% of the 261 graduates, went to college and 102 graduates found jobs, showing tangible results.