Grannies learn to read

Talking about a revolution (Issue II/2020)


At the Bangrim Primary School in Gangjin in northern South Korea, older women are catching up on their primary education and at the same time helping to fill empty classes. Many schools in rural areas have had to close as fewer children are being born and families often move to the cities. With less than one child per woman, South Korea has one of the lowest birth rates in the world.



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