About This Fundraiser
As many people know, North Korean refugees have had to endure many hardships throughout their lives from lack of food, to limited electricity, to living under a dictatorship. Through this amazing organization, TNKR, North Korean refugees are given a chance to improve their lives through education.
English is very prevalent in South Korea, and it is almost essential for success in university. Many of these refugees have fought very hard for their freedom, yet have been hindered in achieving their dream future due to lack of English understanding.
I am committed to tutoring North Korean refugees every week for the remainder of my time in South Korea. Not only do I truly believe in this organization's mission and vision, but I think this is an amazing opportunity to be able to give back in such a unique way.
Thank you so much for your love and support!
**For those of you in other countries ₩1,000 = $1;
My goal of ₩250,000 = $250 USD
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.