Teach North Korean Refugees


Republic of Korea


Teach North Korean Refugees (TNKR) is a non-profit that works in South Korea, teaching North Korean refugees, with a primary focus on English. They teach basic English and business English, depending on the interest of the student. All of the tutors are volunteers, and most classes are taught one-on-one. Their goal is to help refugees find the resources they need to improve academically and professionally.

Mission Statement: The Teach North Korean Refugees project connects participants with practical opportunities to improve academic and employment skills.

Our Connection

Board Discretionary Grant. The Skees Family Foundation began working with TNKR in 2015. We wanted to opportunity to work in this region, and we think that helping refugees find a place in society through education and job preparation is an admirable and sustainable approach.