About This Fundraiser
Please donate to help this organization providing for refugees who have been forced to leave their country because of oppression and threats of violence. Helping North Koreans study English can help them with understanding the English used in South Korean society. It can also help with English tests for job applications and for studying at university and traveling and studying abroad. All these things can help North Koreans develop skill to do better in South Korea and to support each other and North Koreans in North Korea. It can also help to spread awareness of North Korean issues around South Korea and the world. TNKR has shown that it does this well and I feel like I am contributing to a better world by volunteering with them and donating to their organization
About General Fund
In November 2016, the Ministry of Unification in South Korea reported that the number of North Korean refugees escaping to South Korea had surpassed 30,000. Various media report various challenges that refugees face in adjusting to South Korea. An estimated 35 percent of refugees are unemployed, 80 percent work in menial jobs, and refugees who are employed earn 50% of what South Koreans earn.
Escaping North Korea is the first battle many refugees face. Many report that English is a major barrier for many of them, as they struggle with "Konglish" words that have seeped into the South Korean language. TNKR helps refugees by connecting them with volunteer tutors. Since its founding in March 2013, TNKR has connected more than 250 refugees with 492 volunteer tutors and coaches.