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June 2018

Tutor Recruitment Sessions, seeking tutors for NK refugees

June 9 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

TNKR is seeking tutors to help North Korean refugees with learning English. Join us for the Track 1 Orientation on either Sat, June 9 OR Sun, June 10th at 2 PM at the TNKR Office (located near Gwangheungchang Station, Line 6). The first 10 applicants who successfully complete orientation and have submitted the required application documents will be invited to the following Matching Session (Sat, 6/16 at 2 PM). Requirements: * Commitment: Minimum 3 months / twice a month (per…

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Jang Jin-sung at TNKR Donor Appreciation Event

June 17 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Jang Jin-sung is... * Author of the best-selling book "Dear Leader." * A former "psychological warfare officer" with the North Korean regime. * Worked in a number of official and unofficial capacities that have kept him in contact with North Korean refugees coming into South Korea as well as sources inside North Korea. * A consultant to numerous governments about North Korea and has had his lectures translated into other languages at universities around the world. This should be a timely…

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Wanted: Speech Coaches for TNKR 8th English Speech Contest

June 23 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

On August 25, TNKR will be holding its 8th English Speech Contest. To help refugees get prepared, TNKR will be holding orientation sessions June 23-24 at the TNKR office. More details will be coming soon. Apply here: http://teachnorthkoreanrefugees.org/volunteer/

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July 2018

Skype tutors wanted

July 15 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
TNKR office, 서울시 마포구 신수동 343-6번지
Seoul, Korea, Republic Of
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Message from TNKR Academic Coordinator Janice Kim! Greetings! Teach North Korean Refugees (NGO) is URGENTLY seeking female tutors to offer Skype English lessons to North Korean refugees living in Korea! TNKR is a humanitarian-based NGO which provides free 1:1 individualized English tutoring and coaching for North Korean refugees (mostly women!) living in South Korea. While our program has been mostly a 1:1 in-person tutoring and coaching program, we are now offering 1:1 Skype tutoring for North Korean refugee women with special…

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Tutor North Korean refugees, Recruitment session

July 21 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
TNKR office, 서울시 마포구 신수동 343-6번지
Seoul, Korea, Republic Of
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TNKR is seeking tutors to help North Korean refugees with learning English.  Join us for the Track 1 Orientation on Saturday July 21 from 2 PM at the TNKR Office (located near Gwangheungchang Station, Line 6). The first 10 applicants who successfully complete orientation and have submitted the required application documents will be invited to the following Matching Session (Sunday July 28 at 2 PM).  Requirements: * Commitment: Minimum 3 months / twice a month (per refugee) / 90 minutes…

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August 2018

Volunteer Leadership Academy, August session: Fundraising and Social Media

August 11 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
TNKR office, 서울시 마포구 신수동 343-6번지
Seoul, Korea, Republic Of

TNKR will be holding two Volunteer Leadership Academy sessions, on August 11, 2018, from 2-6 pm at the TNKR office.  At session one, from 2-4 pm, participants will discuss fundraising. Like many other non-profits around the world, TNKR relies on private donations to finance its activities. If you would like to get involved with building TNKR into a sustainable organization, or would just like to get tips for starting or upgrading your own fundraiser, then please join this session. At…

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Aquariums of Pyongyang (TNKR Book Club discussion)

August 11 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
TNKR office, 서울시 마포구 신수동 343-6번지
Seoul, Korea, Republic Of
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North Korean refugee Kang Chol-Hwan will be the featured speaker at TNKR's Book Forum on Saturday August 11 from 6 pm. He was born in 1968 in Pyongyang, North Korea, but at the age of 9, Mr. Kang was sent along with his family to Yodok Concentration Camp after his grandfather was accused of treason. He spent 10 years in the prison camp, suffering brutal conditions, starvation and hard labor. After being released, Mr. Kang eventually escaped North Korea, crossing…

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2018-08-12 Track 1 Re-matching session

August 12 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
TNKR office, 서울시 마포구 신수동 343-6번지
Seoul, Korea, Republic Of

TNKR will be having a rematching session for North Korean refugees who have studied in TNKR before but lost their tutors (who have returned to their native countries or other situations). Apply here! http://teachnorthkoreanrefugees.org/volunteer/ This Re-matching session will be held at the TNKR office near Gwangheungchang Station, Line 6. Requirements: * Commitment: Minimum 3 months / twice a month (per refugee) / 90 minutes per session * Because TNKR has a grant to cover the costs of study sessions at…

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What the World Needs to Know About North Koreans (TNKR Speech Contest #8)

August 25 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Shin & Kim Law Office, 8th Floor, State Tower Namsan, 100 Toegye-ro, Jung-gu
Seoul, 100-052 Korea, Republic Of
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Teach North Korean Refugees will be holding its 8th English speech contest on February 24, 2018 from 2 pm at the Shin and Kim Law Office near Myeongdong station (line 4). Each speaker will have up to 10 minutes, addressing the theme, "What the World Needs to Know About North Koreans." It will be an open forum, the contestants can discuss North Korean refugees or about issues/trends in North Korea. Refugees applied for the contest by submitting short videos explaining…

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September 2018

Final Summer Picnic with Lending Ears: Supporting TNKR

September 15 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Yeouinaru Station

What: Yet another beautiful afternoon picnic at the Han River with "Lending Ears - A Women's Meetup in Support of TNKR". It has been such a pleasure hosting picnics and meeting all you lovely ladies so we wanted to have one last picnic before the warm weather is officially gone! Let's enjoy some yummy food, good music, friendly conversation, fun games, and colouring books together - all while supporting a great cause! We will be providing picnic blankets and mats,…

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