About This Fundraiser
Teach North Korean Refugees (TNKR) is a non-profit organization. Their goal is to provide free English tutoring for North Koreans living in South Korea.
By contributing to this fundraiser you will directly help fund access to teaching facilities for North Koreans learning English in Seoul.
Acquiring English will increase job opportunities for North Koreans and it will enable them to travel and tell their stories to an international audience.
Any amount of donation is welcome.
Thank you for supporting North Koreans living in South Korea.
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.