About This Fundraiser
TNKR is a growing non-profit organisation that is making practical changes in the lives of North Korean Refugees through free English tutoring. So far, 418 refugees and 885 volunteers have participated in TNKR. It’s through generous donations that this is made possible.
Excited to be part of the 89th matching session, I will have the shared responsibility to tutor two female students for three months.
Many North Koreans have faced difficulty in adapting to their new life in South Korea. With freedom comes responsibility and for those who join TNKR, communicating in English offers a special kind of freedom; English is needed to complete university, seek work opportunities abroad, share their personal story with a greater audience - shedding light on the truth of matters in the North, to name a few.
Your money will help pay for admission into study centres where students and tutors will meet.
Donations of any amount welcome!
(Approximate currency conversions)
R10 = ₩804
£1 = ₩1500
$1 = ₩1137
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