Empower House Refugee Participant Interview VI

Questions and Answers with Aimee (Alias)   Q1. What is your goal in participating in Empower House?   To improve my English.   Q2. What motivated you to participate in Empower House?   I was introduced to this program through wonderful people who encouraged me to study.   Q3. What are some of the career […]

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Empower House Refugee Participant Interview V

Questions and Answers with Ashley (Alias) Q1. What is your goal in participating in Empower House?   I would like to improve my English.   Q2. What motivated you to participate in Empower House?   It has been very difficult living while I am unable to communicate in any way, which led me to decide […]

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Empower House Refugee Participant Interview IV

First of all, I am grateful to God that ENoK’s program has been set up and running within God’s plan. And I am grateful that I can participate in ENoK’s program as a student. I lift up all my vision before God in the midst of all that happens and all that I do, and […]

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Paige’s First Writing Assignment at Empower House (10/10/14)

My First Week at Empower House   My name is Paige (Alias), and one of the students from the Empower House. Empower House is a learning program. Currently, we have four students, Lily, Claire, Jonathan (Aliases) and me. We all came from different states…[personal information deleted to protect their privacy]…I came from [ ] on […]

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Empower House Refugee Participant Interview III

I am Claire, who has recently joined ENoK’s Empower House program. It is still hard to believe that I am one of the first people to be part of Empower House’s beginning. I am incredibly grateful for the fact that I can start my studies here. I believe that it is only because of the […]

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Empower House Refugee Participant Interview II

Questions and Answers with Jonathan (Alias) Q1.  What is your goal in participating in Empower House?   I want to study in college.  I wanted to go to college when I was still living in North Korea, but there was nothing I could do then because my family could hardly make a living each day.  I decided […]

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Empower House Refugee Participant Interview I

Questions and Answers with Sylvia (Alias) Q1. What is your goal in participating in Empower House?   – To seek God’s plan in my life – To lay a good foundation for my future – To equip myself with tools to pursue my dreams – To improve the prospects of my future Q2. What motivated […]

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Starting Empower House

Fourteen years ago, after a 19 hour flight that included a transfer at Anchorage, Alaska, I landed at Boston Logan Airport, not knowing a single person there and barely able to utter a coherent sentence in English. I still remember the first few months the distinctive scent of abundant grass in the United States still […]

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Reflection on the Conference (by AW)

When I first got involved in ENoK’s mission to help North Korean defectors while in college, I never thought I would be contributing to a cause as far-sighted and hopeful as envisioning a reunified Korea.  Back when I was a student member, I participated in a demonstration against the repatriation of defectors in China and […]

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Unification of the Mind!

-SP Our conference this past weekend was titled the Unification of the Mind: Envisioning a Reunified Korea. For the sake of our vision, we decided to assume reunification. With this assumption, participants collaborated in groups to solve hypothetical problems that a reunified Korea would encounter. These problem-solving activities occupied the entire second day of the […]

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