Hangyeore High School

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Hangyeore High School (한겨레고등학교[1]) is a government-funded middle and high school for North Korean refugees adjusting to life in South Korea. It is located in Anseong, Gyeonggi Province, 80 kilometres (50 mi) south of Seoul.[2] It opened on March 1, 2006.[3]

Depending on a pupil's performance, he or she may stay in a period from six months to two years. The school intends for students to transition to regular South Korean schools.[4] The school has no tuition fees. It serves three meals per day and has a school uniform. Only children and teenagers originating from North Korea are allowed to attend.[5]

As of 2010 144 students attend the school. Of them, 79 said that they had watched South Korean media while in North Korea.[2]



  1. ^ Hong, p. 199
  2. ^ a b "N. Koreans have access to S. Korean media: survey." Korea Herald. June 14, 2010. Retrieved on May 15, 2013.
  3. ^ Hong, p. 191.
  4. ^ GAO-10-691, p. 43.
  5. ^ Park, Madison. "Orphaned and homeless: Surviving the streets of North Korea." (Archive) CNN. 13 May 2013. Retrieved on 15 May 2013.

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