Hyunah Jin Tongsup Park Sanghyun Kim and Juwon Hong have been looking for a volunteer service when they learned about Saejowi The Organization for One Korea. Saejowi is a non-governmental organization founded in 1988 with the purpose of uniting the two Koreas. The organization's major achievements include founding The Center of Rehabilitation for North Koreans in South Korea and the Saejowi Call Center. The four students offered to teach English to North Koreans and Saejowi accepted.
"I'm just glad that there is something I can offer to these North Korean people who haven't had the opportunity we had to learn the most widely used language in the world" says Hyunah Jin one of the four students from Daewon Foregin Language High School who stepped forward for the English-teaching volunteer service "I mean they are practically our own people."
"It's not like we're the master of the English language" says Sanghyun Kim "but these North Koreans have seen the English language for the first time in their lives and we're good enough to teach them the very basic rules of the language."
However there were times when the teaching did not go as smoothly as the students wanted. Sometimes the differences between the South Korean language and the North Korean language led to misunderstandings. When Sanghyun Kim tried to teach the North Koreans the word "movie" they did not understand because the South Korean word for "movie" and the North Korean word differed.