About This Fundraiser
Just recently, TNKR was told to move office, as the landlord aims to sell his building. Having an office is of undeniable importance, as it is used for 1) various meetings, sessions and events, 2) providing North Korean refugees a safe and private space for studying and 3) hosting classes in the near future (at least five classes are held everyday - in cafés due to lack of office space).
I am therefore asking you to help TNKR move by giving a donation. Any contribution will help TNKR further. Please grant me this birthday wish! ☺
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.