TNKR is my new life

Fundraiser by 이**
$910 raised
This fundraiser supports TNKR 2019 Matching Donation Challenge

About This Fundraiser

I was an ordinary person who loved to watch baseball, movies and sometimes loved to go shopping when I felt stress from my job. People don't believe it, but I'm really shy and preferred being behind-the-scenes.

Then much to my surprise, I became the co-founder of TNKR.

It was like a new world for me.

I have met so many nice people. For the first time, I have had to be a leader, not just a team member. I am really thankful to Casey Lartigue for helping me develop leadership skills. When we first started, I offered to be the assistant director, and he would be the director. But he refused, and he even fired me until I was ready to be a leader, to be co-director of TNKR. And it worked!

I have met so many nice volunteer teachers. I have enjoyed building TNKR with our executive team- Janice, Oliver, Dave and Youngmin.

Although I had worked with North Korean refugees in other jobs, for the first time, I could see them extremely motivated to take charge of their own lives. We developed a process where they had to take responsibility for their own learning, not just follow.

TNKR has changed my life! I have become a more active person. Instead of doing just enough to keep my job, I am now co-founder and co-director of a program that does something practical to help others!

Setting up this fundraiser is another challenge for me. I have never been a public person. Because of TNKR, I have the confidence to give this a try! I hope that TNKR will one day become a larger organization that can help others. Every day, refugees call me to thank TNKR staff and teachers, to let me know that it has changed them. I want them to know that it has also changed me. Together, we can keep making a difference in the lives of others, and ourselves.

저는 영화보는 것을 좋아하는, 야구보는것을 좋아하는 그리고 하는일 때문에 스트레스를 받으면 종종 쇼핑도 즐기는 아주 평범한 사람이였습니다. 또한, 나서기보다는 뒤에서 일하는 소심한 사람이기도 했지요…
그런데, 놀라운일이….제가 TNKR의 공동대표가 되어 현재 이 일을 하고 있습니다.

TNKR은 저를 바꾸는 계기였습니다.
저는 TNKR을 통해 아주 멋진 사람들을 만났습니다. 먼저는 함께 공동대표로 함께 하고 있는 Casey 입니다. 사실 제가 리더로 준비되어 있지 않았을 때도 기다려주며, 저의 부족한점을 채워주었습니다. 또한, 리더로서 포기하려 할때도 격려해주었습니다
(종종 의견대립이 있기는 하지만요^^)
그리고 TNKR 팀(Janice, Oliver, Dave and youngmin)에게도 감사합니다. 부족하지만, 저희와 함께해주는 분들입니다.
그리고, TNKR의 자원봉사선생님들, 또한 열심히 공부하는 탈북민들을 만날때면, 참 이 일이 소중하다는 생각을 하게됩니다!

TNKR 은 저의 인생을 참 많이 바꾸어 놓았습니다.
좀더 자신감있는 사람으로, 실제적으로 누군가를 돕는 사람으로 바꾸어 놓았습니다! 그리고 이렇게 제 생일을 위한 후원페이지까지 개설할 수 있는 용기까지…

그러나, TNKR을 안정적인 단체로 키우는 것은 저에게 또다른 도전입니다. 저는 일주일에 적어도 한통이상의 전화, 문자, 카톡메시지를 탈북민들에게 받습니다. 그 분들은 모두 영어공부를 하기 원하기 때문입니다. TNKR 이 저의 인생에 의미 있는 변화를 가져온 것 처럼 TNKR이 탈북민들의 인생에도 의미있는 도움을 주는 단체가 되었으면 합니다. 함께, 누군가의 인생에 도움이 되는 일에 함께해 주시면 어떨련지요……
감사합니다.

Recent Supporters

About TNKR 2019 Matching Donation Challenge

Originally named "English Matching," Teach North Korean Refugees has helped almost 400 North Korean refugees with adjusting to living outside of North 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

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JAPANESE

TNKR 2019 寄付額倍増チャレンジ

プロジェクトについて

もともと「イングリッシュ・マッチング」の名前で活動していた、現在のTeach North Korean Refugees は、400 人を超える北朝鮮難民の外国生活をサポートしてきました。予算が限られている中で、ボランティアやサポーターの方々のおかげでこのプロジェクトは実現しています。このような制約の中でも、私たちはいくつものサクセス・ストーリーを生み出しており、北朝鮮難民が拠り所とする非営利団体として活動しています。

一人のサポーターの方が、他の方が払った寄付金と同額を払うことで、史上最高の目標額達成を目指す寄付額倍増チャレンジを提案してくれました。彼は、私が現在用意しているTNKRの資金よりも多い額の資金を2019年の1年で調達すると宣言したのです。ぜひこのチャレンジに私と一緒に参加してください。彼は金融業界で働いており、TNKRがより財政的に安定できるようなサポートを提供するのに必要な協力を得られるはずだと確信しています。

ここで明確にしておきたいことは、このファンドレイジングでいただいた寄付は2倍になるということです。例えば、100ドル寄付すると、寄付額は200ドルに、500ドルの寄付なら1,000ドルになります。毎月5ドル寄付すれば、毎月10ドルの寄付額になります。

ここでの寄付は、アメリカと韓国において課税控除対象となります。

ウェブサイトからの寄付ができない場合は、下記メールアドレスまで直接お問い合わせください。他の寄付方法をご案内します。

TNKR@teachnorthkoreanrefugees.org または CJL@alumni.harvard.edu

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FRENCH

Le défi des dons jumelés de TNKR 2019

À propos de ce projet

Teach North Korean Refugees, initialement appelé « English Matching », a aidé plus de 400 réfugiés nord-coréens à s'adapter à leur nouvelle vie. Nous y sommes parvenus malgré un budget serré, en nous appuyant sur l'aide de nos bénévoles et de nos fans. En dépit des difficultés, notre organisation à but non lucratif a connu un certain nombre de réussites et est très recherchée par les réfugiés nord-coréens.

Un de nos fans nous a récemment lancé un défi des plus ambitieux en matière de dons jumelés. Il prétend pouvoir collecter plus de fonds que moi pour TNKR en 2019. Qui veut relever ce défi avec moi ? Ce fan, qui travaille dans le secteur de la finance, est persuadé qu'il peut nous aider à devenir plus stables financièrement.

En clair, tous les dons que vous verserez à cette page de collecte de fonds seront jumelés. Doublés. Donc si vous faîtes don de 100 $, ce montant sera au final de 200 $. Si vous donnez 500 $, 1 000 $. Un don de 5 $ par mois lui correspondra à 10 $.

Ces dons sont déductibles d'impôt aux Etats-Unis et en Corée du Sud.

Si vous rencontrez des difficultés pour faire un don via ce site, n'hésitez pas à me contacter directement pour d'autres options à TNKR@teachnorthkoreanrefugees.org ou à CJL@alumni.harvard.edu

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Brazil Portuguese

Desafio de doações dobradas da TNKR 2019

Sobre este projeto

Originalmente chamado "English Matching", o Teach North Korean Refugees ajudou mais de 400 refugiados norte-coreanos a se adaptarem a viver fora da Coreia do Sul. Fizemos isso com um orçamento apertado, contando com nossos voluntários e fãs. Apesar de nossas limitações, tivemos várias histórias de sucesso e somos uma organização sem fins lucrativos muito procurada pelos refugiados norte-coreanos.

Um de nossos fãs nos ofereceu o desafio de doação mais ambicioso até agora: Ele diz que em 2019, ele vai arrecadar mais dinheiro do que eu tenho para TNKR. Vamos lá, aceite este desafio comigo! Ele trabalha no setor financeiro e está confiante de que pode convencer gente suficiente a nos ajudar a alcançar nossa estabilidade financeira.

Para deixarmos claro: suas doações nesta página de angariação de fundos serão dobradas. Se você doar US$100, ela se tornará US$200. Se você doar US$500, se tornará US$1.000. Se você der US$5 por mês, ela se tornará US$10 por mês.

Essas doações são isentas de tributação, tanto nos Estados Unidos quanto na Coreia do Sul.

Se você tiver alguma dificuldade ao doar pelo site, entre em contato: TNKR@teachnorthkoreanrefugees.org ou CJL@alumni.harvard.edu

NOTE: Translations by the MIIS TNKR Localization Team

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