Entries by TNKR Casey

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TNKR in USA Today: “North Korean defectors must overcome big challenge once free: Learn English”

“North Korean defectors must overcome big challenge once free: Learn English” Thomas Maresca, Special to USA TODAY https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2017/12/30/north-korean-defectors-english-language/992510001/ PDF of tear sheets 2018-01-02 TNKR in USA Today (1) 2018-01-02 TNKR in USA Today (2)

New Year’s Resolutions

The following is the first blog post at the Korea Times by Casey Lartigue Jr.. The post reveals the New Year’s resolutions of three North Korean refugees. Jihyun Park, a NK refugee and a widely known Human Right’s Activist in the UK, says there were no personal wishes or dreams when a New Year started […]

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2017-12-27 Best Rose visits TNKR

Eunhee Park joined TNKR in April 2015. These photos would have been impossible then. We have met her many times–I can’t recall ever having a meeting where I didn’t feel inspired after meeting her. Every meeting has laughs, jokes, but she is also an extremely thoughtful lady, so eventually the topic gets serious. She is a […]

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“You Can’t Save the World”–Finnish Translation by Jasmin Fosse

  You can’t save the world–here’s what we can do | Casey Lartigue Jr & Eunkoo Lee | TEDxDongdaemun (Finnish Subtitles) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yFaXvG-rSmQ&list=PL-6_xImxyTAJw3qeFJBXFv6fSCFEOb9eG&index=1 Eunkoo: Minä olin väärässä. Suurin osa ihmisistä ei halua myöntää, kun he ovat väärässä, mutta minua ei haitannut, koska tässä tapauksessa se näytti minulle valinnan merkityksen. Ennen kuin selitän, mistä minä olin väärässä, […]

Eben’s Notes

More than a year ago, I began writing summaries on fb attached to the links of my dedicated friends at TNKR (Teach North Korean Refugees). This all-volunteer organization based In Seoul, Korea, teaches NK refugees English. In learning English, it offers those individuals from the darkest corner of the world, an opportunity to succeed in […]


2017-12-20 Daejin knows TNKR

So much love! On December 20, I was the guest speaker at a girl’s high school in Seoul. They welcomed me like I was a movie star. During my speech, none of them fell asleep. Some of them were even nodding their heads “yes” when I made important points. During Q&A, they had good questions. […]