About This Fundraiser
Please join myself (Peter Daley), my band 2Much, some richly talented musical friends, and the Teach North Korean Refugees (TNKR) crew on Saturday June 3 at The Hidden Cellar in Haebangcheon, Seoul from 7:30 pm for a night celebrating the music of Prince all in aid of a most worthy cause. Here is the event's Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/445091302493594/
Thank you Camarata Music Company for this blog post in Korean:
I've been volunteering with TNKR for more than two years now, and I have to say I've received so much more than I have given. It is truly an honor and a privilege to be able to assist the brave and inspiring people I've worked with and to be part of a growing NGO that has helped hundreds.
Furthermore, it's wonderful to be able to combine my love for music with my appreciation for TNKR and the opportunities it has provided me and so many others. I'm also very grateful for Cherie Yang, TNKR ambasador and winner of the 5th TNKR Speech Contest, who will attend and give a talk towards the end of the night. I've heard her give a few talks now, and I've been brought to tears every time.
The music of the night will start with some Prince covers by the previously mentioned richly talented friends - I'll be joining some of them with my trusty guitar. Following that, my band will perform a few Prince songs and then close out the night with crowd pleasers from our regular set lists. There will also be a raffle with prizes given away throughout the night.
A big thank you to my 2Much bandmates and to my musical musical friends for taking this opportunity to be involved. Also, an equally big thank you to The Hidden Cellar's crew for allowing us to use the bar.
If you can't join us on the night, please consider donating through this page. If you are not familiar with TNKR, here are a few articles and links about its activities and some of the brave people it has helped:
TNKR Homepage: http://teachnorthkoreanrefugees.org
Here is a collections of articles about the lives of North Koreans living beyond the borders of their home country: http://jmscult.com/forum/index.php?topic=1104.0
Finally, here are some photos of the jpyous behind-the-scenes musical preparations:
Thanks for reading!
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.