About This Fundraiser
North Koreans struggle to adjust to south korea, when they arrive here, because it is a big change in culture, north koreans who do better here are able to support each other and their families in North Korea. Also north koreans who do well in south korea can donate money to rescue funds and have a higher profile which can help South Koreans and others come into contact with them and create a more positive view of north koreans.
I have been donating $10 a month for about 12 months through the evenbrite site so that is $120 which is matched by evenbrite so $220 so I have created $ 220 of donations already. I also have donated $200 to a North Korean rescue fund.
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.