About This Fundraiser
Hi I started to teach English to these two amazing North Korean women who came to South Korea through TNKR (Teach North Korean Refugees) that provides educational opportunities for North Korea refugees. They are really determined and motivated to improve their lives by learning English. Knowing that foreign languages can give you many opportunities and, more importantly, allow you to see a bigger world, I really want to help them continue their efforts and if I can be of a little help in their journey, I'd be really honored. I've committed myself to donate 20,000 won a month and I'd like to ask my friends to join me.
안녕하세요? 4월부터 TNKR을 통해서 탈북자들에게 영어를 가르치는 일을 시작했습니다. 외국어를 하게 됨으로서 좋은 기회들을 가질 수 있었고, 세상을 더 많이 볼 수 있었습니다. 한국으로 와 적응하기 위해서 많은 탈북자들이 노력중입니다. 영어가 낯선 그들에게는 영어는 넘어야 할 과제이자, 조금 더 나은 삶을 이끌어 줄 수 있는 수단이기도 합니다. 이 노력들이 계속 될 수 있도록 도와주시면 감사하겠습니다 :)
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.