About This Fundraiser
My birthday is on December 5th! I'm turning 37 years old. During the past year in Seoul, I've found an important and urgent calling--helping North Korean refugees tell their stories. I’m a dedicated volunteer for a small nonprofit NGO, Teach North Korean Refugees. Will you please help me celebrate by giving $13.70, $37, or any amount? Donations go toward REAL expenses, such as paying rent for our education center and sending refugees to speak at events like TEDx (I was one of Cherie Yang's coaches for her recent TEDx Talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=grNEeGe6i5o). Thank you all for being in my life. ❤️
More info about TNKR:
*Learn more about TNKR, my role as a volunteer, and North Korean refugees: https://news.uwlax.edu/a-voice-for-refugees/
*Watch Casey Lartigue Jr. and Eunkoo Lee's recent TEDx Talk about how we can make a difference in the world. I love their speech because it's inspiring for everyone AND it tells the story of TNKR. I helped coach them and produced the final video (they were the brave ones who created TNKR and gave the talk): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yFaXvG-rSmQ
TNKR, a volunteer-based nonprofit NGO, supports North Korean refugees who are transitioning to life outside of North Korea and preparing for their future by providing them with free English language learning opportunities. Nearly one-third of North Korean refugees who drop out of college do so because of English difficulties. Similarly, more than 40% of North Korean refugees picked communication problems from the use of foreign languages as the biggest difficulty in assimilation. English has had a major impact on refugees’ lives and career prospects.
TNKR helps refugees during the assimilation process and enables refugees to achieve their educational and professional goals, while also spreading awareness and working toward solutions regarding the plight of North Korean refugees. Refugees’ voices are the heart and soul of TNKR. Please consider becoming a monthly donor to help TNKR continue to offer learning opportunities for refugees and ensure that refugees' voices are heard.
**TNKR in USA Today: North Korean defectors must overcome big challenge once free: Learn English https://usat.ly/2CxyrJQ
**Watch TNKR Special Ambassador Cherie Yang's TEDx Talk, "My Arduous Journey for Freedom, Family, and the Future." I was honored to serve as one of her coaches. https://youtu.be/grNEeGe6i5o
**Watch Casey Lartigue Jr. and Eunkoo Lee's TEDx Talk about how we can make a difference in the world. Their speech is inspiring for everyone AND it tells the story of TNKR. I helped coach them and produced the final video; they were the brave ones who created TNKR and gave the talk! https://youtu.be/yFaXvG-rSmQ