About This Fundraiser
Here is the deal. I have decided to fast for 16 hours each day for my health. That is between 10 pm and 2 pm the next day I will eat nothing. I figure I will save 10,000 won on breakfast and other stuff I might buy and pop in my mouth. That’s 70,000 won a week. What shall I do with such a windfall? I got it. I’ll donate it to TNKR. Every Friday I’ll settle up and send the monery to Information Into North Korea.
Anyone who is carrying around that spare tire and likes a challenge is welcome to join me. Lets do it till the matching goal is reached.
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.