About This Fundraiser
During my time living in Korea I am volunteering to tutor North Korean refugees in hopes that I can give back in some way to those in need. Engagement in human rights issues is a cause which I am passionate about, and I am grateful for the opportunity to help out in any way I am able to while I am living in South Korea. TNKR is a non-profit organization that seeks to help refugees who have resettles in South Korea by giving them opportunities to learn English for free. Donations are a huge help which allow them to continue to run these programs and help those who are in need for free.
Please help me by donating, no matter what how much or how little you are able to spare, in order to help this important cause continue.
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.