About This Fundraiser
TNKR (Teach North Korean Refugees) is a nonprofit organisation that helps North Korean refugees transition to life outside of North Korea by giving them free English lessons. Through TNKR, I have been given the opportunity to tutor some of these students in Seoul, South Korea.
Being able to speak English not only gives the students the opportunity to go to college and get a job; it also gives them the ability to speak out on a global platform. TNKR matches students with tutors for regular one-on-one English lessons and the best part is students are given the freedom to choose their teachers based on their preferences. This is almost unheard of and is just one of the things that really stood out to me about this organisation!
Unfortunately, TNKR can't carry out this great work without donations- everyone involved, from the teachers to the directors, work on a completely voluntary basis. I would be hugely grateful if you could spare any small amount so that we can continue to give these students the basic opportunities they deserve and the chance to make their voice heard.
If you would like any more information about TNKR or about my role in teaching the students, please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you so much in advance for your kindness :)
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