About This Fundraiser
As some friends and family may know, I recently moved to South Korea. One of my reasons for deciding to come to Korea was to have the opportunity to tutor North Korea refugees. As such, I am extremely interested in working with Teach North Korean Refugees (TNKR) which is an organization dedicated to teaching North Korean refugees English and would like to raise some money for this amazing organization!
Please help me reach my goal and help fund this amazing organization. To learn more, please visit http://teachnorthkoreanrefugees.org/.
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.