About This Fundraiser
For my 30th birthday, I invite you to help expand Teach North Korean Refugees (TNKR) in helping North Korean Refugees. TNKR is a non-profit and non-governmental organization that I have been actively involved with as a tutor and Academic Coordinator. We help North Korean refugees living in Seoul by providing free 1:1 individualized English tutoring and speech coaching. It is one of the few organizations (maybe the only one!) in South Korea that is completely refugee-centered!
One of the greatest struggles North Korean refugees face when adapting to their new society is the language barrier. They need English to enter university, to get a job, and to communicate with the rest of the world. And we, at TNKR, want to give them the opportunity to learn English in an environment where they can develop their voice, grow their confidence, and finally take control of their own lives.
TNKR has been relying purely on donations to run its education center and events. However, reality continues to haunt us! We currently have a wait list of 70 refugees eagerly waiting to enter our program, and we need more money to accommodate their needs! Until we find a more sustainable solution, I would like to ask for your help in the form of a small monetary contribution to help us continue offering these wonderful opportunities to North Korean refugees.
So for my 30th birthday, instead of presents and parties, I invite you to join me in helping grow TNKR. A minimum contribution of $30 or 31,000 won (because Korean age ...) will make a huge difference to TNKR and will make this girl the happiest birthday girl ever.
USA article: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2017/12/30/north-korean-defectors-english-language/992510001/
Learn more about TNKR: www.loveTNKR.com
TEDx Talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yFaXvG-rSmQ
TNKR crowdfunding: http://give.lovetnkr.com/en/projects
TNKR bank account:
TNKR Bank account in Korea
(Woori Bank) 1005-802-774890
Name on account: 티엔케이알(TNKR)
Swift code: HVBKKRSEXX
Bank phone number: 02-3463-9596
Bank address: Taebongro 70, Seochogu, Seoul, South Korea
"What should be done about North Korea?" "How can we help North Koreans and North Korean refugees?" TNKR has put those questions to refugees studing in the organization. Several refugees are now developing projects, with assistance from TNKR volunteers, to create and develop orginal and authentic projects related to North Korea.
TNKR learners are in charge of the projects, developing leadership and management skills. They can also develop projects giving advice to others who want to increase freedom for North Koreans still in North Korea or to help North Koreans adjust to living in the outside world.