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NORTH KOREA

Strengthening the Federation for
the Care of the Aged

AREA OF EXPERTISE

Education and protection

Education and protection

FUNDING

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EuropeAid

BENEFICIARIES

1,345
people

FROM 01/01/2019 TO 12/31/2020

24
months

BUDGET

406,765
euros

In the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, older people are among the most vulnerable populations because they are beyond the reach of most services and resources available to the general public. The crucial elements of active and healthy ageing are: a quality socio-economic environment, access to health and medical services, and the implementation of activities that enable older people to enjoy social inclusion while generating income.

Activités génératrices de revenus

SCC of Sariwon. Within the centres, various activities are offered to the elderly.

In the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, older people are among the most vulnerable populations because they are beyond the reach of most services and resources available to the general public. The crucial elements of active and healthy ageing are: a quality socio-economic environment, access to health and medical services, and the implementation of activities that enable older people to enjoy social inclusion while generating income.

This programme strengthens the capacity of KFCA, our local partner, to promote the social inclusion, dignity and well-being of older people who, in 2014, represented 14% of the total population. It is in line with the work already carried out by TGH and KFCA, and focuses on three areas:

The first component deals with improving KFCA's governance, accountability and visibility at all levels, in order to stimulate the development of holistic care policies for older people. The KFCA team will be supported in the development of its 2020-2025 strategy, and will be provided with training and equipment to strengthen and diversify its skills. In addition, throughout the programme, exchange visits will be organised to develop its national and international network.

The second component develops and strengthens the Seniors’ Homes and the OPHs (Old People Homes) through rehabilitation work, the distribution of furniture and equipment, but also the training and management of staff. The ambition is also - by improving the food situation of visitors, caregivers and staff in two of the Seniors' Homes - to consolidate the operational capacities of 5 Seniors' Homes, and to support their integration into the national health system.

The third and final component focuses on the social inclusion of older people by encouraging the creation of Self Help Groups that will carry out activities to support other older people and set up small-scale income-generating projects, among other actions. Finally, social events organised by the elderly themselves will help build a resilient community based on cohesion, inclusion and solidarity.

Activités génératrices de revenus

MSCC of Pyongyang. Older people have access to common games and social spaces.