Entries by TNKR Casey

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2018-07-17 Third Level of Leadership

Leonard Read, founder of FEE (Foundation for Economic Education), talked about different levels of leadership. The 3rd Level is when people start to seek you out for your counsel. If people aren’t seeking you out, then you can draw your own conclusions about your range of influence. Although he was talking more about the spreading […]

2018-07-11 Carrying the TNKR flag

TNKR doesn’t have anyone in charge of media, neither traditional nor social. Despite that, we do get a lot of media attention and requests to participate in events. Monday I was interviewed for a newspaper that will post the article today and publish it tomorrow. I will be delivering the keynote address at a conference […]

TNKR Volunteer Leadership Academy

Want to help TNKR, but don’t want to teach? Then consider TNKR’s Volunteer Leadership Academy. It is a way to get involved with TNKR, developing leadership skills and adding some different to your resume/portfolio/career/experience abroad. We have numerous activities being organized by TNKR volunteers, friends of TNKR volunteers, musicians, even high school students from Jeju-do […]


2018-07-10 Tutoring North Korean refugees

People who learn about TNKR naturally are curious about the refugees who join our project. It is easy to forget that we have many volunteer tutors who give up a lot of time to help North Korean refugees with improving their English. We have had almost 400 North Korean refugees study in TNKR with almost […]


2018-06-23/24 Track 2 Orientation Weekend

TNKR is gearing up for its 8th English speech contest! I led two orientation sessions over the weekend, and both were delightful. We usually use PPT or PDF, but over the weekend, I just decided to talk to the applicants. I am trying to find the right balance between having clear non-negotiable procedures but also […]

2018-06-16 Matching 76: “I’m so happy.”

Teach North Korean Refugees began as a hobby for its co-founders back in 2013. We would occasionally match North Korean refugees with volunteer English tutors. Five years later, almost 400 refugees and almost 800 volunteer tutors and coaches have joined us. On Saturday, we held our 76th Language Matching session. We had 17 tutors, 10 […]