We enable freedom

Our programmes enable North Korean escapees to overcome the many barriers that prevent them from building new lives once they’ve escaped the oppressive North Korean regime.


Our aim is to assist North Korean escapees to resolve their socio-economic issues and support on the recovery of the mental health. Enabling Resilience programme integrates community outreach, youth support, mental health care & advice, and guidance services into a holistic support programme to aid North Korean escapees in building their resilience and overcome day to day barriers they face when creating their new lives.

We help North Koreans to reach their full potential


This programme provides holistic education, well-being, and financial support for North Korean escapees so they may gain recognised vocational and professional qualification to chose a career path that best serves them and the lives that they are seeking. We focus on aiding those who want to work towards their dreams and potential and make the most of their new freedoms to choose the lives they deserve.

To ensure we are meeting the complex needs many North Korean escapees have, everyone enrolled will also have access to supplementary programmes run by Connect: North Korea, to resolve socio-economic problems and support in the recovery of their mental health. We seek to ensure that each individual gets as much value as possible and is able to maximise the opportunities available through the Enabling Freedom programme.


With North Korean communities spread across the globe, we seek local expertise that understands and assists in transforming the lives and prospects of all North Korean escapees. This programme is designed for North Korean change-makers who know their communities’ needs to devise policies, strategies, missions, and visions to create better lives for those communities they support.

As strong advocates themselves, these individuals are best placed to know the challenges faced and find solutions. This programme enhances leadership and organisational management skills of these change-makers, from lawyers to academics, doctors to civil society and community leaders- we focus on aiding in getting university qualification and participation in a leadership programme as well. Our goal is for these skills to be taken back to their communities to enable escapees to build new, fulfilling lives wherever in the world they be, with lasting impact for generations to come.

We share stories

Escaping North Korea is only the first of many hurdles North Koreans face to building the lives they deserve. Through regular testimonials, we share how these community members are overcoming those challenges.

"Now I tell my story because I want people to care about North Koreans."
"Now I tell my story because I want people to care about North Koreans."

We host community events

Our events and community gatherings help to build an understanding of North Koreans and learn more about their culture. Explore and participate in our latest events.