Running 50k for TNKR (Naomi)

Fundraiser by Naomi

This fundraiser supports University of Alabama EMBA for TNKR

$91.63 remaining
$84 raised
48% of $176 goal

About This Fundraiser

This October, I will run 50k (providing the training doesn't kill me!). Was training for the TranJeju 50k race, but unfortunately it's been cancelled. However I still want to run the distance!

I'm raising money for Teach North Korean Refugees Global Education Center. If you can afford to give, please donate :)

TNKR empowers North Korean refugees to find their own voice and path through education, advocacy, and support. The core values include access to education opportunities for refugees, a positive experience for volunteers, practicality and authenticity of action.

Recent Supporters

  • Maho 2 months ago
  • James 2 months ago
  • Susanna 2 months ago
  • Naomi 2 months ago

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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