In April a branch school of Samthan Primary School opened for the five children who live far away from the city of Tokchon in South Phyongan Province.

It was built in a cosy place in Sasumgol above the picturesque Lake Kumsong. In order to ensure that the benefits of the people-oriented policy on education pursued by the Workers’ Party of Korea and the government of the DPRK reach all local children, officials of the city erected the school building, provided it with full educational conditions, and built a road to it.

The city agencies and enterprises and the working people prepared desks and chairs, school fixtures, stuffed specimens and teaching aids and sent them to the school, saying that education has a bearing on the future of the country.

Yun Chol Myong and his family living in Neighbourhood Unit No. 93, Undok-dong, Tokchon, maintained the road for the schoolchildren and contributed many pieces of educational equipment including stuffed specimens and sporting apparatuses. A girl teacher from an urban school volunteered to teach at this branch school.

Though they live in an out-of-the-way village, the five children are supplied with school uniforms, textbooks and other school things like other schoolchildren across the country and studying to their heart’s content, enjoying the benefits of the universal 12-year compulsory education. Although it is small, the branch school conveys to the children the love of the WPK and the government for the younger generation.