Meet our team

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Kim Young-Il is our executive director and founder. He was born in North Korea and escaped in 1996 with his brothers and parents after years of persistent famine. He first attempted to leave China for South Korea in 2000 but failed to do so. In 2001, he finally arrived in Seoul via Mongolia. He graduated in Chinese Studies from Hankuk University of Foreign Studies in Seoul. 

Nam Bada, our Secretary General, is a South Korean who has been working at PSCORE since 2009. 



PSCORE is fortunate to have a constant stream of qualified and skilled interns who help sustain and develop our programs, media, communication and marketing strategies, and financial support. We could not survive without the generous support of our interns, volunteers, teachers, sponsors and donors. 

For more information about our interns, see the Intern Map here or here.


Are you interested in joining the team? Email us at [email protected] for more information on our volunteer, tutoring and interning opportunities.