About This Fundraiser
TNKR is a nonprofit organisation that focuses on offering free English tutoring to North Korean refugees by matching them with English-speaking volunteers. It aims to help in the resettlement of refugees by providing real educational opportunities and enhancing their employment prospects in South Korea.
Help us empower North Koreans by giving them an equal voice in this world.
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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.