Shin & Kim Matching donation

Fundraiser by Shin & Kim
$1,209 remaining
$648 raised
35% of $1,857 goal
This fundraiser supports Matching Donation Alert

About This Fundraiser

On August 26, 2017, Teach North Korean Refugees will be holding its 6th English language speech contest. The theme of the contest is

"A Woman is a Flower." The lives of North Korean Women.

The law firm of Shin and Kim be sponsoring the contest for the 5th time. The law firm has offered 2.1 million in reward money for the refugees participating in the contest.

To support TNKR, we are setting up this fundraiser to match the donation from Shin and Kim.

RSVP for the contest:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tnkr-speech-contest-6-tickets-32493094721

Recent Supporters

  • Jeeyeon 1 month ago
  • Refugee 1 month ago
  • Inae 2 months ago
  • Paul 2 months ago
  • 이** 3 months ago

About Matching Donation Alert

This page will announce Matching Donation Opportunities for TNKR. To convert to US $, click the drop-down menu at the top to change from Korean Won to US dollars.

So far this fundraiser has generated two successful Matching Gift opportunities for TNKR. We now have two opportunities that will be wrapped into one!

Opportunity 3:
When: Launching July 1 (but donations raised now can also be added to the total retroactively)!
What: The law firm of Shin and Kim has offered a 2 million won donation ($1,767) to TNKR to help us with the speech contest.
Status: Active!

PREVIOUSLY COMPLETED MATCHING DONATION OPPORTUNITIES
Opportunity 2:
Status: Completed!
When: Announced on May 26, completed on June 10.
Deadline: June 15
What: Two anonymous donors have offered donations that can be matched totaling almost 4 million won (about $3,500). That means that every donation really matters because it helps us chip away at that 4 million won total!

* Opportunity 1
Status: Completed!
When: Announced on May 2, completed on May 6.
What: TNKR co-founder Casey Lartigue matched the first 1 million won (about $900).

Half of these Matching donation opportunities will be used to help TNKR with its international expansion and the other half will be used for TNKR's operations. As of June 1, TNKR has no paid staff, that means that all donations will support operations.

You can also donate through the TNKR bank account:
Woori Bank
1005-802-774890

email CJL@post.harvard.edu to confirm your donation is credited to this matching opportunity.
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TNKR began as a humble gathering in March 2013 when we matched a handful of North Korean refugees with volunteer tutors in Seoul. Since then, more than 280 refugees have studied with more than 580 volunteer tutors and coaches.

English is important to helping refugees access opportunities in South Korea. According to one study, 32 percent of refugees drop out of school because of problems with English (that's even higher than 28 percent who dropped out to earn money). Of refugees who said they considered dropping out, another 33 percent cited English as a reason. English is needed for employment tests in South Korea, so many refugees get eliminated almost immediately.

After our recent trip to the UK, we learned that refugees there are also struggling with English. We hope that we can provide support for refugees there.
http://koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/opinon/2017/04/137_227707.html

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