NORTH KOREA – NEPAL: Fled the regime of Kim, Kyoko devotes her life to the children of Nepal

Escaped from communist dictatorship age of 19, arrived alone in Japan via China. After years of sacrifice, combining study and work, is able to realize his dream of founding a school in the mountains of Nepal: “Seeing Nepalese children in television brought me back memories of my childhood. I wanted that they too could have dreams.”

Tokyo – Kyoko Takayasu, a North Korean of Japanese ancestry who risked her life to escape her reclusive homeland, doesn’t take her freedom for granted; she uses it to help the less fortunate in Nepal. Takayasu, a 29-year-old who now lives in Japan, has donated her savings to help build the Saraswati English School in Labe, Nepal. The village is a day’s travel by both air and automobile from the Nepalese capital of Katmandu…(…)

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