People for Successful Corean Reunification DC Branch
PSCORE is a South Korea-based non-governmental organization (NGO) established in 2006 by the collaborative efforts of young people from North Korea, South Korea, and other countries. PSCORE’s activities focus on building scenarios for unification, gathering news about North Korea from correspondents in North Korea and educating refugees in South Korea via English language classes and other programs.
PSCORE is an acronym for ‘People for Successful COrean REunification,’ using the ‘C’ represents the pre-20th century connotation of the word Korea.
PSCORE’s focus is in three areas. Firstly, for preparations to reunify the people, we are studying cases of past reunified countries, arrange academic discussions and analyze data which we can leverage to help the Koreas. Secondly, PSCORE is working on to inform the seriousness of human rights violations in North Korea to South Korean citizens and the international community. If we consider the present situation of North Korea and international issues relating to North Korea, then it is clear that it will be difficult for North Koreans to establish freedom from the current dictatorial regime without outside help. We will enlighten, report and spread news to the masses. With the help of North Korean defectors, we have been distributing information on the harsh conditions of the daily lives of North Koreans. By doing so, we hope to stimulate the understanding of the urgent need to help North Koreans and appeal to people to volunteer. Thirdly, PSCORE is preparing and educating youths who will lead the efforts to reunify the people of the two Koreas. PSCORE is currently supporting these efforts by providing North Korean defectors in South Korea with education support. We currently recruit students and professionals who have an interest in human rights as volunteer instructors who can provide free one-on-one education in subjects such as English and math. North Korean refugees and defectors are unique in that they have experienced living in both the authoritarian society of North Korea and the democratic society of South Korea. We believe that they will be able to make use of their combination of experiences and play a vital role.