Help North Korean Refugees and TNKR with Meru

Fundraiser by Meruyert

This fundraiser supports General Fund

$536.59 remaining
$275 raised
34% of $812 goal

About This Fundraiser

Hi! I'm a new member from Kazakhstan.

TNKR is a nonprofit organization based in Seoul that aims to assist North Korean refugees in preparing for their future and transitioning to life outside of North Korea by providing them with free English learning opportunities.

I was very impressed by the way volunteers risked their lives to get to the freedom that so many of us take for granted. North Korea is a unique country cut from the world, I'm sad the refugees have difficult and unforgettable backgrounds, but at the same time, I'm glad they could escape. As an average foreign student in Korea, I want to try my best and help with everything I can.

This is my little contribution to brave North Korean refugees and young TNKR. Please support me! :)

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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.

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