About This Fundraiser
Teach North Korean Refugees is an English education program for North Korean refugees provided in Seoul, South Korea. It helps with refugees who needs constant support and gaining confidence in the English language. It is difficult not to know English in the competitive South Korean environment and fortunately TNKR is a systematic program where we can make an actual difference in the refugee's lives.
To create an adaptable environment we your love and support to enlarge their hopes and dreams and create a memorable and a happy environment.
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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.