It started with a study visit to Copenhagen and now a fruitful partnership is building up between the Human Library Organisation and The Hope Institute of South Korea. Both NGOs committed to a lifelong learning process and building better communities through knowledge and understanding.

The aim of The Hope Institute is to “Vitalize our society by providing educational programs for seniors (retirees) and public leaders. Considering small, but sparkling ideas from citizens as a driving force of social change”.

The aim of the partnership is to work to implement the Human Library in the civil society of South Korea. The project will focus not only on reaching readers but also on educating new potential local organizers, to ensure more high quality events with a broad scope.

“I have great HOPE, that we will soon see the Human Library flourish in South Korea”, says Ronni Abergel from the HLO partnership.

Our friends at The Hope Institute and its partners are working hard to prepare two major events for February 2014. More information will follow as the project develops.

Learn more about the work of our new partner, The Hope Institute of South Korea by visiting their website.

News – Read on

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Book of the Month: December

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In Loving Memory of Zak Kostopoulos

A month ago one of our books, Zak Kostopoulos, from the Human Library in Greece, was brutally murdered on the streets of Athens. This portrait to honor his memory and demand justice for Zak.
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Book of the Month: September

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Book of the Month: July

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Book of the Month: May

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VICE visited the Human Library

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Book of the Month: April

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