December 06, 2023
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Experts: Three months training for N.Korea defectors not enough

Education in daily life is required for both defectors, S. Korean citizens

Hanawon is the first destination for North Koreans arriving in South Korea, where it is mandatory for defectors to stay for three months in order to learn how to settle down in the South.

Yet experts within the community of Seoul-based North Korean defectors all agreed that the education at Hanawon cannot completely solve the hardships defectors face in South Korean society.