About This Fundraiser
I have joined a wonderful organization, TNKR, Teaching North Korean Refugees. If you know me, you know I’ve worked hard to teach my students about modern day slavery and to look at the world beyond themselves. Now that I am in South Korea, I have found the opportunity to tutor, one on one, North Korean refugees, people who have taken extraordinary risks to escape extreme oppression and make their lives better. An important step in furthering their education is learning English. It’s necessary for university here and for seeing more of the world. Yesterday I got matched with two students who I will start tutoring, twice a month, one on one. Last night I went to a book club at TNKR about a book by Yeonmi Park who was a student with TNKR. https://youtu.be/ufhKWfPSQOw Watch the video for her story. It’s amazing, horrifying and inspiring. TNKR is a small organization getting more and more international recognition for the good work they are doing. They need funds to continue and grow. Please contribute! Share this fundraiser! It’s important!
Why 58.5? March 30 is my half birthday. I know you want to give me a half birthday present!
Again, watch her story and give to this great organization that helps empower these amazing refugees. https://youtu.be/ufhKWfPSQOw
THANK YOU! ❤️
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!