About This Fundraiser
Hello! I am raising money for the organization, Teach North Korean Refugees. This is an organization that pairs North Korean refugees with English speakers to help them learn English. Many people are unaware of the arduous journey that North Koreans face when leaving North Korea and the difficulties they face when arriving in South Korea. Knowing English is just one of those struggles. Learning English can open many doors for North Korean refugees and this organization does a great job at facilitating that! Your donation will help support this organization to continue to provide the services it does to North Korean refugees.
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.