Please Donate to my 25th Birthday for a cause

Fundraiser by Yeonmi
₩5,226,948 raised
This fundraiser supports General Fund

About This Fundraiser

Hi everyone,
I am turning 25 years old this month on Oct 4th and I would like to donate my birthday to a cause that I deeply care about. You can tell what they do by their title already, TNKR(Teach North Korean Refugees English) was one of the turning points of my life outside of darkness. The volunteer teachers showed me a hope for humanity through their love and care for people like myself who had nothing to offer. I cannot name them all, but every one of them showed me that the humanity's hope was never lost when we stand together, help each other and fight for each other.

Please donate any amount you can contribute to this amazing organization that helps my fellow North Korean defectors to find their voice in freedom and continue to speak up against evil Kim regime. We need more survivors to tell their stories in English, so not only we end this tyranny of North Korean regime, but also educate humanity so we will never again let these dictators take our dignity and freedom away.

My goal is to raise $5,000 USD, and please send me messages if you have you any questions about TNKR or how to get involved in making this world a better place.

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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.

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