Volunteers to hold meeting for NK refugee program By John Redmond
The co-founders of the Teach North Korean Refugees (TNKR) program invite volunteers who wish to learn more about the project to a meeting in Yeouido, Seoul, May 6.
“We have had so many people ask how they can help,” the group’s website says.
“TNKR will be meeting with interested volunteers who would like to find out about what we are doing, and would like to find a way to get involved.”
Volunteers are asked not to show up expecting to be assigned tasks, but “come with your thinking cap on, use your brain to find your own role.”
Normally held on Saturdays, this session is to reach those with weekend schedule conflicts.
The non-political and non-religious humanitarian organization focuses on providing assistance to those who have escaped North Korea.
“The primary focus of TNKR has been to provide English learning opportunities to refugees and to provide them with more options for determining their place in society. All tutors involved in the project are volunteers, and there is no cost for the refugees,” the Web page states.
TNKR provides two different tracks for refugees to choose to join and is a learner-focused project which encourages them to take charge of the way they learn and improve.
“Every refugee is given the choice of what direction their language learning will take by deciding upon their own study goals and selecting their own tutors.”
The meeting will take place at the Songu building from 7:15 p.m.
To get there leave the National Assembly Station on subway line 9 at exit 3 or 2 and make a U-turn. Walk between the KB bank buildings. As you reach the street it will be the building slightly to the right. The meeting will be in Room 805. For those who get lost, the office number is 070-4115-9600.
Please take the regular train and not the express train. The express train passes the National Assembly Station.
For more information visit http://teachnorthkoreanrefugees.org or the Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/TeachNorthKoreanRefugees?fref=ts.