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Chris Hyun-moo Kim, TNKR volunteer testimonial!

TNKR volunteer tutor Chris Hyun-moo Kim

Most of the focus in TNKR naturally is on the refugees, that's why we have come together. It is easy to forget the impact that joining TNKR can have on volunteers! Here's a statement from TNKR volunteer Chris Hyun-moo Kim, an incredibly enthusiastic young man:

"Ah, so where do I start? After one month of volunteering for TNKR I am truly impressed with the way the organization is run. 

"They truly care about helping North Korean Refugees learn English, which makes it easy for me to strive to do my best in return. 

"Being a newbie... I know I don't have anything to compare with but so far my experience with my NKR (North Korean Refugee) has been nothing but amazing.  From the start, I could tell she truly wanted to learn.  The first day bringing a handful of books, I could see the enthusiasm on her face as we went through word after word, sentence after sentence, striving to perfect the meaning and the pronunciation of each. 

"She has already bought over 10 books to test out with her tutors and she told me last class that she finally found the right one. We focused on that book throughout our whole lesson last time we met. 

"But anyway, just like anything else in life, when you like something you want to promote it. That is how I feel about TNKR.  I saw an IG post of Casey wearing a sweatshirt and I immediately asked him where he got it and if it was possible for me to purchase one.

"After a few conversations with TNKR co-founder Eunkoo Lee, we managed to figure out a way for me to buy one as well! I wasn’t asked to do this, pressured at all. It was something that I wanted to do to show my support for TNKR.  By doing so, I hope people see me wearing this and either ask me about it or search for it later in their free time. 

"Great organizations like TNKR need to be recognized/heard so they can continue to do great things. I am happy I discovered TNKR and will continue to do my best while volunteering through them. Thank you."

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