Fundraiser by Ken
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₩265,000 raised
52% of ₩500,001 goal
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여러분 안녕하세요.
한국에는 지금 3만명이 넘는 북한이탈주민이 살고 있습니다. 남북한 모두 분명히 같은 민족이고 같은 언어를 사용해 왔음에도 불구하고 이들이 한국에서 가장 어려워 하는 문제가 영어라는 사실을 아시고 계시는지요? 사방 천지 영어 간판과 뜻을 알수 없는 영어식 표현으로 이들은 학교와 직장과 동네에서 어렵게 살고 있습니다. "컴퓨터 클리닝"이라고 쓴 세탁소에 컴퓨터를 들고 같다는 웃지 못한 일들도 잇다고 하네요

그래서 TNKR 이 나섰습니다. 미국인 케이시 라티크씨와 한국인 이은구씨가 공동설립자로 잇는 TNKR은 새터민들의 무료 영어 일대일 매칭을 제공하는 한편 영어 스피치 프로그램을 제공하여 그들의 자신감 향상과 북한인권 실상과 북한 이탈주민들의 삶을 널리 알리는데 큰 기여를 하고 있습니다.

미래 한반도의 통일의 디딤돌을 마련하고 있는 TNKR은 여러분의 소중한 지지와 성원을 기다리고 있습니다.


Hello everyone. This is Ken EOM TNKR Special ambassador.

There are 30,000 North Korean Refugees in South Korea. Even though South and North Korean use same language, Korea, there are many communication problems between South Koreans and North Korean defectors. Just because of English and Konglish. One defector brought a computer the laundromat to fix a computer because that laundromat signed "COMPUTER CLEANING". HAHAHA

It is really challenge to learn English for those Refugees because all universities, high schools, companies could use many English words.

So TNKR now, provides free teaching English program for them and also give a opportunity them to give a English public speech which is about North Korean human rights to help realized awareness of North Korea. Those program gives to grow self confident and help to adopt South Korean society. TNKR is a little big hero.

Tnkr is waiting your supports, your participation and your precious dedications.
Please make a donation. Thank you so much.


Hello everyone. This is a TNKR special ambassador, Ken Eom. I am also from North Korea.
TNKR is teaching English freely to North Korean Refugees who live in South Korea.
There are 260 North Korean refugees have improved their English and 590 tutors have being teaching for those people through TNKR.

However, we don’t have any financial sponsoring such as governmental or local governmental supports and the company sponsoring. Therefore, we even cover tighten office rental cost. Please get your involvement and make a donation.

“Involvement would make a better and lovely world”
If you are interested Teach North Korean Refugees, here are some links


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About Become a TNKR sustaining member

Are you looking for more meaning in your life?

The antidote to suffering is meaning.
Jordan B. Peterson

How can you find more meaning in your life?

Pick up the heaviest burden (responsibility) that you can bear.
Jordan B. Peterson

Pursue what is meaningful (not what is expedient).
Jordan B. Peterson

Here is an opportunity to do something meaningful. Let me suggest becoming a TNKR (Teach North Korean Refugees) activist.

TNKR is a NGO headquartered in Seoul and active internationally giving a voice to refugees from North Korea. Founded in 2013 by Casey Lartigue and Eunkoo Lee, TNKR has matched almost four hundred refugees with volunteer English tutors giving them the chance to improve their lives.

In addition, TNKR sponsors speech contests twice a year; coaching refugees and allowing them to gain the English skills to tell their own stories though public speaking and writing.

TNKR also has a Book Club that sponsors meetings with authors and discussions about books written by refugees. Recently the Book Club has featured Jang Jin-sung author of Dear Leader, Kang Cheol-Hwan author of The Aquariums of Pyongyang, Eunhee Park, YouTube speaker on ‘The Joy of Freedom’, and author/activist Ken Eom.

TNKR’s next project is ‘Information Into North Korea’. Refugees often tell us that what made the biggest difference in their lives while still in North Korea was to get real information about life outside. We are looking to make a difference in the lives of even more people still living under tyranny. Let's flood North Korea with the truth.

Sound good? All it takes funding. TNKR operates as a NGO on only the small donations from generous supporters. Month by month we operate on a shoestring not knowing if we can survive another month let alone expand this vital work. More than anything we need a more stable financial base.

That's where you come in. You can become a sustaining member of TNKR when you pledge to donate what you can afford on a monthly basis. This would go a long way to boosting TNKR’s ability to continue to assist the growing refugee community.

Today I'm looking twelve people that want to get involved, become activists, and pledge to donate at least ten dollars a month to helping North Korean refugees.

Yup, everyone needs money and it is a burden. Every donation is appreciated but by becoming a sustaining member of TNKR you will become an activist in this great work. Please pledge your ongoing financial support by following this link and making your pledge.

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