About This Fundraiser
When North Korean refugees arrive in South Korea, they often experience difficulty adjusting to and creating a new life in South Korea. One potentially large barrier is an inability to speak English, taught to all students in South Korea from an early age, and often required in order to gain access to both work and study opportunities. Teach North Korean Refugees (TNKR) is an NGO that provides free English tutoring by volunteer tutors to refugees that wish to study English but may not otherwise have access to the resources necessary to do so. All funds raised go directly to TNKR to be used to support their mission.
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