About This Fundraiser
North Koreans are one of the most persecuted peoples in the world today. North Korea is in a unique situation in terms of its governance and human rights abuses and North Korean refugees present a unique set of challenges and adversities to overcome.
I am a North Korean refugee, I escaped North Korea and made a new life for myself and my family in the UK. One program that gave me hope was Teach North Korean Refugees in Seoul. I am proud to have been a student and now to be collaborating with it to bring more opportunities to refugees in the UK and around the world.
North Korean refugee Jihyun Park: "One program that gave me hope was Teach North Korean Refugees in Seoul. I am proud to have been a student and now to be collaborating with it to bring more opportunities to refugees in the UK and around the world."
292 North Korean refugees have studied in Teach North Korean Refugees with 608 volunteer tutors and coaches. North Korean refugees in the UK have asked TNKR if we could connect them with volunteer tutors.
1) TNKR is recruiting volunteer tutors to help NK refugees in New Malden and parts of London that aren't far from it (the refugees already have had some nice Skype options, they are hoping for face-to-face study time now).
2) We will be holding an English language speech contest in London on Saturday October 21, the theme will be "That Moment: My escape from North Korea." We hope this contest will raise awareness about them in the U.K., and bring more volunteers to help them.
Here's a Korea Times column by TNKR co-founder Casey Lartigue explaining how this project started.
Please help our effort to help NK refugees in the UK by making a donation. Other donation options including direct donations to the TNKR bank account, PayPal, 501(c)3 deductions, CMS and others are here.