About This Fundraiser
This is a story about TNKR (Teach North Korean Refugees). This amazing and highly thought of NGO of volunteers are in a country that many of them never knew, defending a,people they never met, by teaching them English in order for them to to succed in a society they have just come to know, South Korea.
The Co-founders, Casey Lartigue, Jr. and Eunkoo Lee came together in 2013 to give the freedom of CHOICE that the NK refugees had never known. Don't let it be the end of the story.
Help sustain those volunteers who have given of themselves, by giving them the opportunity to succed in their Human Rights efforts. Donate today to TNKR. Make a difference. They need your support. Your donations are all that they have.
The Korean War monument in Washington D.C. states:
"Our nation honors her sons and daughters who answered the call to defend a country they never knew and a people they never met".
North Korean refugee Jihyun Park: "One program that gave me hope was Teach North Korean Refugees in Seoul. I am proud to have been a student and now to be collaborating with it to bring more opportunities to refugees in the UK and around the world."
292 North Korean refugees have studied in Teach North Korean Refugees with 608 volunteer tutors and coaches. North Korean refugees in the UK have asked TNKR if we could connect them with volunteer tutors.
1) TNKR is recruiting volunteer tutors to help NK refugees in New Malden and parts of London that aren't far from it (the refugees already have had some nice Skype options, they are hoping for face-to-face study time now).
2) We will be holding an English language speech contest in London on Saturday October 21, the theme will be "That Moment: My escape from North Korea." We hope this contest will raise awareness about them in the U.K., and bring more volunteers to help them.
Here's a Korea Times column by TNKR co-founder Casey Lartigue explaining how this project started.
Please help our effort to help NK refugees in the UK by making a donation. Other donation options including direct donations to the TNKR bank account, PayPal, 501(c)3 deductions, CMS and others are here.