The Teach North Korean Refugees project featured on MBC-Daejeon and MBC-Seoul.
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대부분 자신감 부족으로 어려움을 겪는데요.
이들에게 무료로 영어를 가르치며
자신감을 키워주는 외국인 봉사 단체가
After another busy week of sucking the marrow out of life, this morning I slowed down to attend one of the Teach North Korean Refugees (TNKR) study sessions. These are always delightful, but this one was extra special because Kyla Hoggard has been tutoring one of the refugees weekly for five months.
Some of the matches fall apart shortly the first week because someone realizes they have forgotten something in his or her schedule. Others have big changes in their lives Some teachers just don’t have enough interesting material to teach one person for months or they get bored with one another. So 5 months of weekly tutoring is quite an accomplishment.
Kyla makes the trip from Suwon to downtown Seoul by 11 a.m. every Sunday, so clearly she is committed to tutoring in TNKR.
It is also a learning experience for me to see how the classes are conducting, advice that I can give to other tutors and refugees in order to make TNKR stronger.
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Oh, and I have been directly connected by another refugee who wants to join TNKR.