About This Fundraiser
This fundraiser is in support of the North Korean refugees at TNKR. TNKR is an inspiring non-profit organization that works towards improving the lives of refugees by creating English learning opportunities for them. The success of the organization is solely based on the dedication of its tutors, volunteers, and directors. TNKR would also not be possible without precious donations from supporting fundraisers like this and generous people like yourself!
The idea for "Lending Ears - A Casual Group for Women" surfaced from the same sentiment that TNKR is motivated by. As volunteer tutors and young women, we wanted to find a way to combine our fundraiser for TNKR and create a casual group for women in Korea. The aim of the group is to provide an informal way to unload stress, meet new friends, and engage in entertaining activities. Basically, we want to provide meetups for women to hang out and do something fun. We will provide the activities and snacks - all you have to do is bring yourself! Our goal is to hold meetups every few Sundays and make it an awesome way to unwind after a long week. All we ask is that you make a small donation of 5,000 to 10,000₩ to join our meetups. Donations will be asked for each meetup you attend. Feel free to make a donation even if you aren't able to attend! Let's support a great cause together and have fun doing it!
We look forward to seeing you at our casual, confidential, carefree chats & chill!
Find our events on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/events/165090310844728/ 250,000₩ raised at this event.
https://www.facebook.com/events/1875629265810237/ 56,000₩ raised at this event.
https://www.facebook.com/events/1558959617560021/permalink/1585453928243923/ 415,000₩ raised at this event.
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.