About This Fundraiser
Hello lovely people!
I hope everyone is safe and sound amidst this Covid-19 outbreak!
I sincerely request you to read till the end :)
I did something super exciting over the last weekend!
I joined the organization "Teach North Korean Refugees (TNKR)" as a volunteer English tutor.
Yes. You read that correctly. NORTH KOREAN REFUGEES. It is an organization where these refugees are not seen just as someone who fled North Korea but as people of our society, just like you and me. It is a safe place where the refugees feel comfortable and get treated just like any other human being. And I think that is just wonderful. And, so I decided to volunteer and I will be teaching English to North Korean refugees.
In this process, if I could help even just 1 person adjust in society by teaching them English, that would be a huge accomplishment for me!
And there are many other volunteers just like me who have volunteered to help our fellow North Koreans in having a better shot at the South Korean life.
We all volunteer our time to teach them English. And I am asking for your support for the same!
Volunteering might sound easy, but it has a lot of hidden costs involved like transportation, study rooms, study material, etc. For university students like me who really want to volunteer our time but cannot necessarily financially afford to do it, every little help from you goes a long way!
Every volunteer would be teaching 1-3 refugees at least twice a month.
Even the smallest contribution would really help all of us support the refugees who have fought so hard their whole lives to find a better life.
Would you like to support me and many such volunteers in doing this good deed?
Thank you! :D
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!