About This Fundraiser
My birthday is on July 7th. I expect the everyone to give me a birthday present this year. I expect a donation to TNKR. I will be matching all the donations up 700,000 Korean Won.
I love living in South Korea, and I absolutely love helping North Korean refugees learn English, and doing my part to make TNKR a sustainable organization. TNKR gives a voice to the refugees, and it also allows them to make their own choices. This program is built around the refugees, so that they have every opportunity to succeed and truly find out what it means to be free.
I urge you to donate to TNKR, there is not a better organization that I have ever seen that does so much wonderful work with the money that we receive.
Remember, don't tell the birthday boy no!!!!
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.