2019-06-23 Every Day is Refugee Day at TNKR

2019-06-23 Every Day is Refugee Day at TNKR

June 20 was refugee day. People asked me what TNKR was planning, but my response: Every day is North Korean refugee day at TNKR! Today TNKR held its 93rd Language Matching session. The session started at 2 p.m, the first refugee was knocking on our door at 9:20 a.m....

2019-06-19 Steak, not the Sizzle

In this post: Interviewing NK refugeesWelcoming visitors to TNKRTutorsProject with the US EmbassyOtto Warmbier MemorialHarvard University Alumni Happy Hour The sizzle: TNKR’s public speaking program attracts researchers, media, volunteers, fans and enemies. That...

2019-06-17 Public Speaking Practice

In the last four days, the Teach North Korean Refugees Global Education Center (TNKR) had three different events with eight speeches by six different refugees. Event 1, 2019-06-14, Friday with a group of teachers visiting from the USA.Event 2, 2019-06-15, Saturday...
탈북민에게 듣다: ‘나의 하나원 경험’ (1) North Korean refugees speak out: ‘My Hanawon experience’ (1)

탈북민에게 듣다: ‘나의 하나원 경험’ (1) North Korean refugees speak out: ‘My Hanawon experience’ (1)

탈북민에게 듣다: ‘나의 하나원 경험’ (1) 1999년 7월 8일, 한국 정부는 “하나원”이라고 불리는 북한이탈주민 정착지원 사무소를 개소하였습니다.  지난 20년간 32,000명이 넘는 탈북민들이 한국에 정착하였고, 거의 모든 이들이 하나원을 거쳐 갔습니다. 하나원 창립  20주년을 맞이하여 TNKR은 탈북민들로부터 하나원에서의 경험을 들었습니다. ― 편집자 주. 탈북민 여성, 본인 요청으로 이름과 대한민국 도착 시기 미기재 제 하나원 경험은...
2019-06-07 TNKR Counseling

2019-06-07 TNKR Counseling

Leonard Read, founder of the Foundation for Economic Education, said that one way to measure your effectiveness is to see how many people seek your counsel.Friday morning, TNKR’s co-founders met with an educator who is starting a school for North Korean refugee...

2019-05-30 탈북자들을 위해 해야 할 일

최근 미국을 방문하는 동안, 나는 수잔 솔트(Suzanne Scholte)의 북한자유연합에서 주관하는 16회 북한 자유주간에 참석했다. 주제는 “북한 탈북자의 말을 들으면 진실을 알게 될 것입니다!” 서울로 다시 돌아오고 나서는 궁금증이 생겼다. 사람들이 정말 북한탈북자의 이야기를 들을까? 실제로 듣는 것 보다는 듣자고 말하는 것이 더 많은 것 같다. 탈북자들은 대부분의 탈북자들이 지난 20년 동안 거쳐간 하나원 교육시설에서 하는 것부터 시작하여 공무원들이 그들의...
2019-06-02 Future TNKR project at Harvard?

2019-06-02 Future TNKR project at Harvard?

I had a fantastic time talking with three young ladies who will be attending Harvard University from the fall semester. It was interesting hearing them talk about their future plans and what led them to Harvard. I will probably be having a second meeting later this...
2019-05-30 Scott Kim

2019-05-30 Scott Kim

TNKR had a great time making a presentation to a group of Americans visiting South Korea. TNKR Special Ambassador Scott Kim was the featured speaker. The key things about his speech: He spoke with no notes.He told his story eloquently.He can interact with audiences...