About This Fundraiser
For many North Korean refugees, successfully escaping the despotic Kim regime is only the first of many challenges they face. Some of these challenges include: overcoming immense culture shock; getting a quality education at university; and, attempting to adapt to the modern world.
An extremely important and effective way in which they can overcome these challenges is by learning English. With the English language, North Korean refugees have far greater chances to attend and excel in university, and to assimilate into South Korean and Western culture. TNKR is a non-profit organization that seeks to help North Korean refugees achieve these goals. TNKR matches volunteer native-speaking English tutors with North Korean refugees to provide private tutoring sessions.
Your donations will go a long way in ensuring that these refugees will have the learning materials and teaching help they need to pursue a better future, and most importantly, live a more fruitful and successful life in South Korea.
P.S., To my friends and family from the USA: 1000 Korean Won (₩1000) is equivalent to roughly 1 US dollar ($1.00)!
Originally named "English Matching," Teach North Korean Refugees has helped almost 400 North Korean refugees with adjusting to living outside of South Korea. We have done this on a tight budget, relying on our volunteers and fans. Despite our limitations, we have had a number of success stories and are a non-profit that North Korean refugees seek out.
We now have a fan who has offered us the most ambitious matching donation challenge. He says that in 2019, he will raise more money than I have for TNKR. Please accept this challenge along with me! He is in the finance industry, and confident he can twist enough arms to help us become more financially stable.
To be clear: your donations to this fundraising page will be matched. Doubled. If you give $100, it will become $200. If you give $500, it will become $1,000. If you give $5 a month, it will become $10 a month.
These donations are tax-deductible in the USA and South Korea.
If you have trouble donating via this website then contact me directly for other options. TNKR@teachnorthkoreanrefugees.org or CJL@alumni.harvard.edu