Entries by TNKR Casey

TNKR’s application guide for geniuses!

So you wanna volunteer with TNKR! Great choice, but there are some things you need to know to reach your goal. TNKR has developed its own culture and process, and we are always seeking volunteers who want to help us to continue to develop so we can offer great education opportunities for North Korean refugees. […]

2019-01-03, “When can I start?”

One of the most heart-warming moments in TNKR is when we welcome new refugees. We start with the Individual Education Plan (IEP). The main point: We want them to be thinking about taking charge of how they study. TNKR is a self-directed education project, so the refugees need to be active participants, not just waiting […]


2018-12-31 Planning for 2019

TNKR wrapped up 2018 with several planning meetings getting ready for 2019. Track 1: TNKR co-founders Casey Lartigue and Eunkoo Lee met with Academic Coordinator Janice Kim to consider upgrades and changes to the way we run that project. I am even in favor of changing the name. Track 2: I have had a few […]

Santas for TNKR!

Santacon Seoul celebrated its 10th anniversary with about 100 young people in Santa costumes or ugly sweaters marching in Sinchon and Hongdae on December 16, 2018. The fun and revelry was also for a good cause, as the holiday partiers raised almost 500,000 won for Teach North Korean Refugees! 5,000 won of the ticket price […]

TNKR at TEDx, 2018 December 8

On December 8 in Seoul, five women from four different countries delivered speeches at TEDxDongdaemunWomen. They were understandably nervous: They are all second or third language speakers of English. None of them are professional speakers, so this was a diversion from their daily lives. It was a beautiful scene. Numerous TNKR volunteers were on hand […]