About This Fundraiser
I used to study at school the story of both Koreas. Back then, I never thought I was going to do anything. I was living 9 000 km away and honestly how a 18 years old can do something anyway? I guess that time finally came. I discovered this NGO last year and now I am giving my free time to teach North Koreans English.
Do not hesitate to donate anything you want: 1 Euro (which is around 1 300 won !) or 1 dollar ( 1000 won) !
In exchange I can teach you some travel tips in Korea (surprisingly I am pretty good at doing so especially if you are on a low budget like me) or I can teach you some cute korean things for you impending journey !
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 315 refugees with more than 650 volunteer tutors and coaches.