Entries by TNKR Casey

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2017-05-18 TNKR presentation to Australian students

Thursday was one of those days we could really appreciate how much TNKR has grown. With very little money, we have created an NGO that provides practical learning opportunities for refugees and has gained respected internationally. We have had more than 570 volunteer tutors, but just a handful have committed to us long-term. Of the […]

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2017-05-13 “Hello Konglish!” TNKR at KOTESOL

TNKR presented “Hello Konglish!” at the National KOTESOL conference. TNKR International Director Casey Lartigue introduced the organization’s main activities, TNKR National Director Eunkoo Lee discussed her findings based on feedback sessions with refugees, refugee Jinhee Han discussed her experience as an English teacher in North Korea. We also had an information table. We were delighted […]

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2017-05-14 “A Woman is a Flower” TNKR Global Leadership Forum 2

TNKR held its second Global Leadership Forum on Sunday May 14, featuring speakers discussing the lives of North Korean women. The event was co-sponsored by the Working Group on North Korean Women. Lee So-yeon kicked off the forum by discussing the brutality that she and other North Korean women suffered in the military, such as […]

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2017-05-01 “I can speak English now”

Yesterday at TNKR: Feedback sessions with two refugees International reporter visits TNKR Refugee designs bag for TNKR In-house tutoring Children taking over TNKR Feedback session 1: One of the refugees who came by for a feedback session with TNKR National Director Eunkoo Lee talked how much confidence she has gained since studying in TNKR. She […]

TNKR fundraising reports

At one point, TNKR was down to 37,000 won in the bank. Survival became an issue, it was going to be difficult to help refugees if we didn’t have money and we wouldn’t be able to expand operations operating like that. After a year of asking volunteers to set up fundraisers or events, we tried […]