TNKR in the Time of COVID-19

Fundraiser by Michael

This fundraiser supports University of Alabama EMBA for TNKR

$37.83 remaining
$50 raised
56% of $88 goal

About This Fundraiser

Think for a moment about all the ways that COVID-19 has impacted your life. Now imagine that you didn't have the resources -- or language -- to make these adjustments in your life. North Korean refugees have faced these same setbacks, yet they are more determined than ever to learn English. To support their needs, TNKR is involved in more projects than ever before.

Please consider helping TNKR shift their initiatives into cyberspace so North Korean refugees can continue their education safely. TNKR deserves our support!

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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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