Put simply, TNKR is a nonprofit organization that aims to assist North Korean refugees in preparing for their future and transitioning to life outside of North Korea by providing them with free English learning opportunities.
TNKR’s program is built around a student-centered learning model, one that emphasizes student choice and self-accountability. By allowing the refugees to choose their own tutors and coaches we hope that they will be more motivated to study, less likely to give up when the lessons get difficult, and to be partnered with the tutor whose teaching style best suits them.
In addition to one-on-one tutoring, TNKR also holds fundraisers, hosts refugee speaking contests, and participates in humanitarian conferences. Our mission, as always, is to empower North Korean refugees to find their own voice and path through education, advocacy, and support.