About This Fundraiser
Hello friends and family! I have had the opportunity to learn about and join hands with an organization doing great work here in Korea by the name of Teach North Korean Refugees.
TNKR is a nonprofit organization that aims to assist North Korean refugees in preparing for their future and transitioning to life outside of North Korea by providing them with free English learning opportunities. In addition to one-on-one tutoring, TNKR also holds fundraisers, hosts refugee speaking contests, and participates in humanitarian conferences. Their mission is to empower North Korean refugees to find their own voice and path through education, advocacy, and support.
If this is something you also support, please consider donating to their cause! Any size donation is welcome and greatly appreciated :)
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.