University opening in North Korea - September 2009

The Church of the Brethren has sent a representative to the opening of the Pyongyang University of Science and Technology, the first privately funded university in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. Jay Wittmeyer, executive director of Global Mission Partnerships, attended on behalf of the church to continue the long-standing relationship that Brethren have built in North Korea through the hunger relief and food security programs of the church's Global Food Crisis Fund.


Pyongyang University of Science and Technology
Pyongyang University of Science and Technology

Pyongyang airport
Pyongyang airport

A royal welcome
A royal welcome

A misty morning
A misty morning

Dr. Kim at the opening of the university
Dr. Kim at the opening of the university

Dr. Kim receives recognition at university opening
Dr. Kim receives recognition at university opening

Minister of Education speaks at university opening
Minister of Education speaks at university opening

A model of the university
A model of the university

Dr. Kim in one of the new classrooms
Dr. Kim in one of the new classrooms

A high tech classroom
A high tech classroom

Jay Wittmeyer among the international delegation
Jay Wittmeyer among the international delegation

Dr. Kim with grandchildren
Dr. Kim with grandchildren

The Kim family poses in front of the new university
The Kim family poses in front of the new university

Agglobe Services president Pilju Kim Joo
Agglobe Services president Pilju Kim Joo

A monument to Kim Il-sung
A monument to Kim Il-sung

The Korean Mass Games
The Korean Mass Games

Cards display a message at Korean Mass Games
Cards display a message at Korean Mass Games

Juche monument
Juche monument

Guides and translators accompanied the delegation
Guides and translators accompanied the delegation

A well at the childhood home of Kim Il-sung
A well at the childhood home of Kim Il-sung

A student learns brushwork
A student learns brushwork

Girls learn embroidery
Girls learn embroidery

A children's musical performance
A children's musical performance

A view of Pyongyang
A view of Pyongyang


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