About This Fundraiser
Hello friends, family, and other people who like to see me suffer. I am going to stream myself eating and drinking strange foods that I've purposefully avoided, on Sunday night KST (Sunday morning EST). I've eaten silkworm larvae (번데기) once before and they're just absolutely awful. So, I won't eat them again unless the fundraiser goal to TNKR (Teach North Korean Refugees) is met. I set it to a high number because I really don't want to eat it. However, I promise that I will eat them if the goal is met by the end of the stream. You don't need to donate to watch me eat or drink anything else but I refuse to eat these again unless this condition is met.
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.