Help give N. Korean refugees a voice! (Erin)

Fundraiser by Erin

This fundraiser supports University of Alabama EMBA for TNKR

$297.28 remaining
$142 raised
33% of $439 goal

About This Fundraiser

Thank you everyone for taking the time to read this!

I have begun volunteering for a fantastic charity called TNKR (Teach North Korean Refugees) in South Korea. TNKR is a nonprofit organisation which offers North Korean refugees free English tuition, helping them gain language skills that are vital to get ahead, or in fact anywhere, in South Korean society.

TNKR is doing incredible work to help empower North Korean refugees. However, the charity is run completely by volunteers and relies entirely on the generosity of donors around the world.

Please do something amazing and donate to TNKR today!

Your donation will help North Korean refugees to secure their own future and help them find their own voice in the world.

Anything you can give will be hugely appreciated. Thank you so much for your kindness.

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About University of Alabama EMBA for TNKR

Welcome to the University of Alabama Executive MBA fundraiser for Teaching North Korean Refugees (TNKR)! We’d like to thank you for visiting and tell you a little bit about why we are here.

During our international immersion we were introduced to two young ladies that escaped from North Korea. Listening to their stories was a very powerful and moving experience for all of us. On the lighthearted side we were told tales of them watching American movies in secret (Home Alone and Charlie’s Angels). They also told us, as you might expect, about the hardships they faced in North Korea and what it was like growing up in a country where their education system lied to them daily.

However, what really surprised us was when they told us about the difficulties and the traumas they have encountered after they escaped. While getting out of North Korea was good, we were unable to imagine the difficulties they experienced after… We don’t want to go into their personal details, but it involved indentured servitude, physical and emotional trauma. No eyes were left dry.

Thankfully, these ladies and many others have since connected with TNKR. In a very short amount of time, TNKR taught them English as well as many other life skills needed to survive in the free world. TNKR works and gives tirelessly so the refugees can make new lives with their freedom; a freedom that many of us were blessed with at birth.

Please open your hearts and your wallets to support TNKR as they continue helping North Korean refugees!

We also have an exciting announcement! All funds that are donated will be matched by a private donor!

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