About This Fundraiser
In South Korea the crane is symbolic of peace and longevity. In the spirit of Teach North Korean Refugees (TNKR) I will be making 71 paper cranes. This number represents the period of time North and South Korea have been separated and the cranes represent the hope that TNKR promotes through its program. TNKR provides free English language training to North Korean refugees who have resettled in Seoul. My goal is to generate funds to offset the cost of study spaces to be used for tutoring.
I have three ways I will use the 71 cranes;
1. String them to be hung as a decoration in the TNKR Office
2.Give them to the current North Korean students with an explanation of purpose
3. Donors may send wishes or quotes that will be hung or distributed with the cranes
Thank you for participating in this fundraiser!
A special thanks to Maya Kashima for the inspiration behind this project and Kela Designs for creating the beautiful fundraiser header.
An American who has been following TNKR since 2014 made a $5,000 donation to TNKR last night (October 29).
There's one "catch": The money is restricted and is to be held in a separate account until we match it by raising $5,000.
The reason? He wanted to provide all donors with 100% assurance in advance that their funds would be matched, and released the moment it hits $5,000, with zero delay.
The deadline? He suggests it would be better for us to take the challenge of raising this in one month.
Why is he doing this? Here are a few of the things he said when we talked.
He is inspired by:
* TNKR's staff keeping the focus on empowering North Korean refugees and building an organization from nothing.
* North Korean refugees studying so hard to improve themselves, and those who are willing to share their stories.
* Volunteers giving so much of their time as tutors and mentors.