About This Fundraiser
TNKR 은 Teach North Korean Refugees 라는 글로벌 교육단체입니다. 저와 많은 탈북 대학생들이 영어 때문에 대학에서, 취업에서 어려움을 겪고 있는것에 안타까움을 느낀 하버드 출신 미국인 케이시 대표님과, 한국출신 박사과정의 이은구 대표님들이 모든 스팩을 내려 놓고 탈북학생들을 섬기고 있습니다. 지금은 수백명의 원어민 선생님들과 수백명의 탈북 학생들이 TNKR에서 매치되어 영어공부를 하고 있습니다. 저도 TNKR 통하여 지금도 영어공부를 하며 미래를 준비하고 있습니다.
TNKR도 규모가 커지고 사무실도 이전을 했는데, 경기가 안 좋은때에 여러분이 보태는 작은 마음들이 큰 힘이됩니다.
탈북민들의 정착을 도우며, 자유통일을 여러분도 함께 이뤄가요♡
TNKR (Teach North Korean Refugees Global Education Center) is an education focused NGO.
Casey, a Harvard graduate, and Eunkoo, a PhD student and expert about North Korea, put their careers on hold to start TNKR. They realized that many North Korean refugees (including myself) struggle because of English when it comes to education and employment opportunities in South Korea.
As of February 2020, more than 1,000 volunteers and 400 North Korean refugees have studied English together in TNKR. I am one of those TNKR students preparing for my future.
TNKR is growing and just moved to a new office. Please help TNKR, Your helping can contribute to helping TNKR grow. Let's make Liberty Unification through helping North Korean refugees in South Korea.
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!