Last Sunday, I was asked to meet and organize our volunteer delegation at the bus terminal for Mulmangcho. Everyone, except one who was on the list made it to the bus in time and off we went. I reserved a spot early for this volunteer session as it was really popular. Instead of teaching English, we were going to help make kimchi.
For a long time I have wanted to get involved with helping North Korean refugees while I live in Korea. Last year, with the crazy bus schedule I thought it would be impossible, so I never pursued any opportunities to help out.
This year, while browsing meetup.com one day I saw an opportunity to volunteer at Mulmangcho School. It is an alternative school for North Korean refugees and one of the options it to volunteer to teach English on Sundays. In case you were wondering, Mulmangcho means ‘Forget-me-not.’