Seoul, South Korea, May 9, 2016 (Newswire.com) – World Education Foundation (WEF), an international nonprofit that bridges the gap between academic/expert knowledge, and implementation within global communities, and Teach North Korean Refugees(TNKR) have announced collaboration on an innovative platform for education and skills training opportunities for North Korean refugees.
The new joint program will include language learning, skills training, and internship opportunities through the WE Foundation, BrainGain and Teach North Korean Refugees. These programs provide refugees with an unparalleled opportunity for comprehensive language, and skills learning, idea sharing, project management, and collaboration on a global scale.
“Collaboration is the essence of change,” stressed Shauna Sexsmith, International Program Manager and Consultant of WE. “Partnering in areas of common interest and responsibility will increase each organization’s ability to achieve its mission, and will increase the positive impact of our joint efforts to help refugees.”
“Refugees in TNKR have been improving their skills, thanks to more than 400 volunteer tutors and staff,” said Casey Lartigue, executive director and co-founder of TNKR with co-director Lee Eunkoo. “Our partnership with WE will create practical opportunities for refugees to use their improved skills and motivate them to study even harder.”
TNKR to date has successfully put 220+ refugees through their language program staffed by volunteers. The WE Foundation has run two pilot skills training programs in Syrian refugee camps in Northern Iraq, following the partnership between NYU’s Department of Global Affairs and MIT Media Lab. These pilot programs resulted in the development of WE:SOLVE LABS, open source areas where locals can learn how to identify local problems and craft solutions.
“WE are delighted to partner with TNKR while playing an active role in these global initiatives, which are designed to make language and skills training opportunities for refugees a reality,” said Marques Anderson, Founder of WEF. “This program will not only provide opportunities for North Korean refugees but create significant economic growth in communities within South Korea.”
Stay connected with WEF and their innovative power of servant leadership to educate, and empower online: Facebook | Twitter | Website
To volunteer with or support activities of Teach North Korean Refugees: Facebook | Twitter | Website
Media Contacts: Shauna Sexsmith, World Education Foundation
1.917.500.8188 | firstname.lastname@example.org (English)
Eunkoo Lee, Teach North Korean Refugees
+82-10-4908-6730 | email@example.com (Korean)
Source: World Education Foundation