About This Fundraiser
I am fundraising for Teach North Korean Refugees, a non-profit based in Seoul that provides opportunities for North Korea Refugees to learn English via one-on-one tutoring and speech coaching. TNKR strives to empower North Korean refugees by giving them the tools to help them communicate with the world and tell their stories.
So what does K-Beauty have to do with this? Simple. For every 10,000 won ($10 USD) donated, I will send a goody bag with various k-beauty staples, such as sheet masks, skin care, and cosmetics. Goody bags will be random, because who doesn't like surprises?
Thank you reading! Your face and heart will thank you for donating to such an amazing cause. ;)
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.