About This Fundraiser
My dream is to see TNKR in its own building with classrooms for tutors and refugees to meet in comfort at no cost to either. In order to reach this goal, TNKR is always in need of donations.
Any donation can help keep this amazing organization alive and running well. If you’d like to know more about how the organization allocates it’s funds, visit the website at: https://lovetnkr.org/tnkr-budget/
Founded in 2013, TNKR (Teach North Korean Refugees) is an organization that seeks to help North Korean refugees have better opportunities through one on one English-only education. From July of 2019, I have been volunteering to teach English to two refugees, but your donation today will help cover the study center fees, as well as any other cost that it takes to keep the TNKR organization alive and running.
You can be the key to help them make the first step towards a better life. Thank you! ^^
About General Fund
In November 2016, the Ministry of Unification in South Korea reported that the number of North Korean refugees escaping to South Korea had surpassed 30,000. Various media report various challenges that refugees face in adjusting to South Korea. An estimated 35 percent of refugees are unemployed, 80 percent work in menial jobs, and refugees who are employed earn 50% of what South Koreans earn.
Escaping North Korea is the first battle many refugees face. Many report that English is a major barrier for many of them, as they struggle with "Konglish" words that have seeped into the South Korean language. TNKR helps refugees by connecting them with volunteer tutors. Since its founding in March 2013, TNKR has connected 315 refugees with more than 650 volunteer tutors and coaches.