About This Fundraiser
Wishing you all a Merry Christmas! Tis the season of giving~ and I would greatly appreciate if you would join me in giving to an organization that I have been working with in Seoul called TNKR (Teach North Korean Refugees). For the price of a cup of coffee, you can help TNKR continue to provide North Korean refugees FREE English lessons. With these English lessons, the refugees are able to find employment, attend school or use their voice to share their stories. I have met several refugees who have benefited from the tutoring programs. One is a world-renown human rights activist, one has participated in her first TEDx talk and another is employed and expecting a child! They have grown so much while in the program and with courage and hard work, have become powerful voices. They want to tell their stories. And TNKR is here to help them gain the tools to do so.
The money received will go to pay for tutoring spaces throughout Seoul (to allow the refugee convenience and security).
Originally named "English Matching," Teach North Korean Refugees has helped almost 400 North Korean refugees with adjusting to living outside of South Korea. We have done this on a tight budget, relying on our volunteers and fans. Despite our limitations, we have had a number of success stories and are a non-profit that North Korean refugees seek out.
We now have a fan who has offered us the most ambitious matching donation challenge. He says that in 2019, he will raise more money than I have for TNKR. Please accept this challenge along with me! He is in the finance industry, and confident he can twist enough arms to help us become more financially stable.
To be clear: your donations to this fundraising page will be matched. Doubled. If you give $100, it will become $200. If you give $500, it will become $1,000. If you give $5 a month, it will become $10 a month.
These donations are tax-deductible in the USA and South Korea.
If you have trouble donating via this website then contact me directly for other options. TNKR@teachnorthkoreanrefugees.org or CJL@alumni.harvard.edu