About This Fundraiser
Hello everyone! I am starting as an English tutor at TNKR (Teach North Korean Refugees) and I therefore thought creating a fundraising page was fitting. TNKR is a global education center that aspires to empower North Korean refugees to find their own voice and path through education, advocacy, and support. Escaping from a country is a terrifying and exhausting experience but resettling in a new country and gaining the same opportunities as others can be even harder. I am therefore very happy to join TNKR as an tutor and to be a help to this positive movement. Want to join me in supporting a good cause? I'm raising money for TNKR through this page and your contribution will make an impact, whether you donate a little or a lot. Anything helps! Thank you for your support.
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.