TNKR Forever (Eben)

Fundraiser by Eben V.

This fundraiser supports University of Alabama EMBA for TNKR

$2,919 raised

About This Fundraiser

This is a story about TNKR (Teach North Korean Refugees). This amazing and highly thought of NGO of volunteers are in a country that many of them never knew, defending a,people they never met, by teaching them English in order for them to to succed in a society they have just come to know, South Korea.

The Co-founders, Casey Lartigue, Jr. and Eunkoo Lee came together in 2013 to give the freedom of CHOICE that the NK refugees had never known. Don't let it be the end of the story.

Help sustain those volunteers who have given of themselves, by giving them the opportunity to succed in their Human Rights efforts. Donate today to TNKR. Make a difference. They need your support. Your donations are all that they have.

The Korean War monument in Washington D.C. states:
"Our nation honors her sons and daughters who answered the call to defend a country they never knew and a people they never met".
1950-Korea-1953

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My favorite fundraisers:
* Casey Lartigue: https://give.lovetnkr.com/en/Casey
* Bring My Father Home https://give.lovetnkr.com/en/fundraisers/BringMyFatherHome-songhwan-eul-wihan-ingwongw

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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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