About This Fundraiser
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.
TNKR 홍보대사 KEN EOM
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.
TNKR 홍보대사 KEN EOM
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
Thank you. TNKR SPECIAL AMBASSADOR, KEN EOM
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