About This Fundraiser
I have been volunteering for TNKR for a while now and it is a very worthwhile, hands-on and helpful organization. The North-Korean refugees are so excited and motivated and especially thankful for everything that we can and want to do for them, and often they aim to give back in some ways, by talking about North-Korea and showing us the things that only they know. But to be able to continue it's good work TNKR will need your help! like any other NGO we rely on fundraising and people's generosity to survive. Please help make sure that TNKR can keep doing what they are right now and that they can maybe even grow!
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.