Become a TNKR sustaining member

Become a TNKR sustaining member

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About This Project

Are you looking for more meaning in your life?

The antidote to suffering is meaning.
Jordan B. Peterson

How can you find more meaning in your life?

Pick up the heaviest burden (responsibility) that you can bear.
Jordan B. Peterson

Pursue what is meaningful (not what is expedient).
Jordan B. Peterson

Here is an opportunity to do something meaningful. Let me suggest becoming a TNKR (Teach North Korean Refugees) activist.

TNKR is a NGO headquartered in Seoul and active internationally giving a voice to refugees from North Korea. Founded in 2013 by Casey Lartigue and Eunkoo Lee, TNKR has matched almost four hundred refugees with volunteer English tutors giving them the chance to improve their lives.

In addition, TNKR sponsors speech contests twice a year; coaching refugees and allowing them to gain the English skills to tell their own stories though public speaking and writing.

TNKR also has a Book Club that sponsors meetings with authors and discussions about books written by refugees. Recently the Book Club has featured Jang Jin-sung author of Dear Leader, Kang Cheol-Hwan author of The Aquariums of Pyongyang, Eunhee Park, YouTube speaker on ‘The Joy of Freedom’, and author/activist Ken Eom.

TNKR’s next project is ‘Information Into North Korea’. Refugees often tell us that what made the biggest difference in their lives while still in North Korea was to get real information about life outside. We are looking to make a difference in the lives of even more people still living under tyranny. Let's flood North Korea with the truth.

Sound good? All it takes funding. TNKR operates as a NGO on only the small donations from generous supporters. Month by month we operate on a shoestring not knowing if we can survive another month let alone expand this vital work. More than anything we need a more stable financial base.

That's where you come in. You can become a sustaining member of TNKR when you pledge to donate what you can afford on a monthly basis. This would go a long way to boosting TNKR’s ability to continue to assist the growing refugee community.

Today I'm looking twelve people that want to get involved, become activists, and pledge to donate at least ten dollars a month to helping North Korean refugees.

Yup, everyone needs money and it is a burden. Every donation is appreciated but by becoming a sustaining member of TNKR you will become an activist in this great work. Please pledge your ongoing financial support by following this link and making your pledge.


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Freedom Speakers International

Freedom Speakers International (FSI) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering North Korean refugees who seek to engage in public speaking. We have 501(c)3 tax-deductible status in the USA and equivalent status in South Korea.

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