What is PSCORE?
PSCORE stands for People for Successful COrean REunification! We are a non-profit NGO based in Seoul, South Korea, that addresses potential barriers to reunification and assists North Korean refugees in adapting to life in South Korea. PSCORE was founded in 2006 by Kim Young-Il, a former North Korean soldier himself who managed to escape the country with his family and successfully defect to the South.
Prior to Japanese colonization and the division of Korea, the original spelling of ‘Korea’ contained the letter ‘c’ but was later replaced with the letter ‘k’. PSCORE adopted the original spelling, ‘Corea’, to further emphasis its goal of a reunified peninsula.
PSCORE’s Staff is comprised of both South and North Korean nationals, as well as interns and volunteers from countries around the world. PSCORE provides an open platform to discuss human rights in North Korea and suggests alternatives to North-South relations, as well as educational programs for North Korean refugees to further foster their adaptation to life in South Korea and increase their English-proficiency skills.
What do we do?
Today, PSCORE is working towards its goal of a successful reunification though public exposure and various enrichment programs, such as our Mentoring and Education Program and our Human Rights and Democracy Program. We also provide emergency aid to North Korean refugees in China through a discrete and secure series of networks, and all of our programs are designed to garner support and raise awareness of human rights violations in North Korea.
Since its founding in 2006, PSCORE has been an active and outspoken advocate for the protection of human rights in North Korea and is the only NGO focusing exclusively on North Korean Human Rights with UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) special consultative status since 2012.
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What is our main objective?
The ultimate mission of PSCORE is to ensure a successful, secure, and sustainable reunification of the Korean Peninsula through inter-lateral cooperation and well-structured policies.
We aim to empower North Korean refugees through our education programs and provide the necessary tools for them to become self-sufficient in their new societies.
Our Programs Help North Korean Refugees
Connect with South Korean nationals and the international community to foster global cooperation and understanding
Participate in the democratic processes and lobby for social and political reform in North Korea
Enhance their ability to become self-sufficient and contribute to the reunification process
Build information networks to educate the international community on human rights abuses in North Korea
Achieve leadership roles in the public and private sectors and become contributing global citizens