About This Fundraiser
TNKR helps match North Korean refugees with volunteer English-speaking tutors for private, personalized study sessions. To date, the program has taught over 250 North Korean refugees.
For those that manage to escape North Korea, incredible challenges remain. Leaving North Korea is punishable by death or torture. Escaping into neighboring China does not even guarantee immediate safety for refugees. Around two-thirds of refugees escaping are women, and over 70% of women refugees are estimated to be forced into human trafficking. These refugees are some most vulnerable people in the world, yet refugees are still being taken advantage of by human traffickers.
So much focus has been put on the regime and dictatorship of North Korea, but people often forget that the true victims of the situation are the people living in North Korea under unimaginable conditions. An entire comedy movie was made about Kim Jong Un, but not 1% of the profits went to actual, living refugees. News reports sensationalize military action by North Korea, but the refugees are given little media attention.
Giving to TNKR helps to fund future activities that raise awareness, tutor refugees, and gives a chance for a brighter future to those brave enough to leave North Korea.
Korean currency to US dollar
₩1,000 = $0.89
Thank you for your support,
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