About This Fundraiser
TNKR (Teach North Korean Refugees) is an amazing organisation that helps North korean refugees to learn English and better adapt to their new lives in South Korea. The support it offers is invaluable to so many. I joined the organisation at the beginning of 2017 and now spend a little of my time each week helping to teach North Korean refugees. The organisation is still very small and relies on the support of volunteers and donations that people make. Please help us by donating what you can.
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.