A sanatorium for the sake of persons with disabilities is to be built in Pyongyang, the capital of the DPRK. It will cover a building area of 4 000 square metres, a plottage of 8 000 square metres and a total floor space of 28 000 square metres. Its construction cost will amount to 10 million US dollars.
The Korean Federation for the Protection of the Disabled was founded on July 29, Juche 87 (1998) with its original name as the Korean Association for Supporting the Handicapped. For the sake of universal and unified development of the disabled people`s affairs in the country, the Korean Association for Supporting the Handicapped was developed into the Korean Federation for Protection of the Disabled on July 27, 2005.
The KFPD is the only non-governmental organization related to the disabled that is approved by the government and includes all the organizations concerned with the disabled people`s affairs.
- Mission and Task
The KFPD`s mission is to represent and advocate the rights and interests of all the disabled people in the DPR Korea.
Its basic task is to help the disabled people play their role as the true masters of society and the collective by ensuring their acquisition of social position, mental and physical rehabilitation and establishment of barrier-free environment through various support and advocacy activities, publications and propaganda campaigns.
Proud Mother Player
It is usually said that a person with disability has a number of difficulties in keeping house
Song Kum Jong, aged 31, a woman with both lower legs amputated
She had been a table tennis player of the Korean Sports Association of the Disabled
Three years ago she got married and retired from the table tennis court