About This Fundraiser
Teach North Korean Refugees will be holding its 7th English speech contest on February 24, 2018 from 2 pm at the Kim and Shin law firm near Myeongdong station (line 4).
7 North Korean refugees have been selected to give speeches in English.
Each speaker will have up to 10 minutes, addressing the theme, "My 'Little Big' Heroes." Refugees applied for the contest by submitting short videos explaining their speeches. They are planning to discuss their 'little big heroes' they knew in North Korea, or met while they were escaping through or living in China, or special people they have met as they settled down in South Korea or other countries.
The speeches are moving and promise to open your eyes up to the struggles, experiences and challenges facing North Korean refugees. You will see even small support from people from around the world can encourage them as they make their way in the world outside of North Korea.
To join this uplifting event, see the payment details below:
Payment option 1: Eventbrite
Volunteers, donors and fundraisers: $10, bring one friend for free.
General admission: $15
Payment option 2: Bank transfer
Volunteers, donors and fundraisers: 10,000 won, bring one friend for free.
General admission: 15,000 won
-Bank account: (Woori Bank) 1005-802-774890
-Name on account: 티엔케이알(TNKR)
Email CJL@alumni.harvard.edu to have your RSVP confirmed
Payment option 3: PayPal
Volunteers, donors and fundraisers: $12, bring one friend for free
General admission: $17 at Paypal https://www.paypal.me/loveTNKR
Support this contest by making a donation to our "Matching donation opportunity" project.
Previous speech contest winners:
Contest 1, February 28, 2015: Sungju Lee, author of the memoir, "Every Falling Star."
Contest 2, August 22, 2015: Sehyek Oh, North Korean refugee activist
Contest 3, February 27, 2016: Eunsun Kim, author of "A Thousand Miles to Freedom."
Contest 4, August 20, 2016: Chulman Choi, entrepreneur
Contest 5, February 25, 2017: Cherie Yang, TV personality
Contest 6, August 26, 2017: Youngmi Park, college student
Contest 7, February 24, 2018: ?
Step by step directions:
(Myeongdong exit 4, walk straight about two minutes, State Tower (Namsan) will be on your left.
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