About This Fundraiser
TNKR is an amazing organization that provides North Korean refugees with opportunities to learn English. Students are able to choose a tutor, who is a 100% volunteer, in their learning session.This fundraiser is for raising fund to support TNKR, but it also has a purpose of announcing to the world that there's such program like TNKR.
If you see this post and decide to give a donation, it'll be great for all of us but if not, it's perfectly okay. All we want is for you to acknowledge that this kind of program does exist and let the others know about it.
TNKR이라는 단체는 Teach North Korean Refugees의 약자로, 말 그대로 탈북민의 영어 교육을 돕는 단체입니다. 한국에서 겪는 영어로 인해 발생할 수 있는 문제나 차이를 줄여주고, 탈북민들의 한국에서의 더 나은생활을 위해 시작했습니다. 100% 자원봉사자들로 이루어진 TNKR는 1:1 과외, 영작 및 번역 등 다양한 기회를 무료로 제공하고 있습니다.
이 모금활동엔 2가지 목적이 있습니다. 첫째는 TNKR에 대해 자세히 알아보시고 모금을 하는 것입니다. 둘째는 홍보 목적입니다. 모금이 부담스러우신 분들은 TNKR의 존재를 알고계시면 됩니다. TNKR는 '이런저런한 활동을 하는 단체구나'하고 다른 분들과 공유하심 더욱 감사하겠습니다.
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 more than 250 refugees with 492 volunteer tutors and coaches.