Fundraiser by Ken

This fundraiser supports University of Alabama EMBA for TNKR

$445 raised

About This Fundraiser

여러분 안녕하세요.
한국에는 지금 3만명이 넘는 북한이탈주민이 살고 있습니다. 남북한 모두 분명히 같은 민족이고 같은 언어를 사용해 왔음에도 불구하고 이들이 한국에서 가장 어려워 하는 문제가 영어라는 사실을 아시고 계시는지요? 사방 천지 영어 간판과 뜻을 알수 없는 영어식 표현으로 이들은 학교와 직장과 동네에서 어렵게 살고 있습니다. "컴퓨터 클리닝"이라고 쓴 세탁소에 컴퓨터를 들고 같다는 웃지 못한 일들도 잇다고 하네요

그래서 TNKR 이 나섰습니다. 미국인 케이시 라티크씨와 한국인 이은구씨가 공동설립자로 잇는 TNKR은 새터민들의 무료 영어 일대일 매칭을 제공하는 한편 영어 스피치 프로그램을 제공하여 그들의 자신감 향상과 북한인권 실상과 북한 이탈주민들의 삶을 널리 알리는데 큰 기여를 하고 있습니다.

미래 한반도의 통일의 디딤돌을 마련하고 있는 TNKR은 여러분의 소중한 지지와 성원을 기다리고 있습니다.


Hello everyone. This is Ken EOM TNKR Special ambassador.

There are more than 30,000 North Korean Refugees in South Korea. Even though South and North Korean use the same language, Korean, there are many communication problems between South Koreans and North Korean defectors. One defector brought a computer to the laundromat because the sign on the laundromat read: "COMPUTER CLEANING". HAHAHA

It is really a challenge to learn English for refugees because universities, high schools and companies use many English words.

TNKR provides free teaching English program for refugees and also give us the opportunity to give public speeches in English to raise awareness about human rights issues in North Korea. Those programs help us build self-confidence and adapt to to South Korean society.

TNKR is a little big hero.

TNKR is waiting for your support, participation and precious dedication.
Please make a donation. Thank you so much.


Hello everyone. This is a TNKR special ambassador, Ken Eom. I am from North Korea.
TNKR teaches English to North Korean Refugees.

Because we lack large-scale donors, we must raise money through fundraising to cover the rent. We hope you can join as a donor.

“Involvement would make a better and lovely world”
Here are some links to learn more about TNKR.


Recent Supporters

  • Ken 1 month ago
  • Eben V. 1 month ago
  • Megan 10 months ago
  • John 10 months ago
  • Alice 10 months ago
  • Esther 10 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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