A small student club on Soongsil University called the “Spring” club is composed of North and South Korean students.
It started initially as a safe haven for North Korean students who rarely had opportunities to interact with students outside their circle. Since last year, however, the club has moved towards a new purpose, to prepare for peaceful reunification.
As the club name indicates, “Spring” hopes for a warm and hopeful reunification between the two sides of the divided peninsula.
“‘Young people can contribute to Korean unification simply by being more conscious of the issue,’ said South Korean club member Kim Ha-ram.
The prospects and benefits of unification are increasingly becoming popular among Koreans, although it has been slower with the younger population.
This club is one example of a growing movement of students grabbing hold on the hope for 1 Korea.