(Hailey (alias) was a North Korean refugee resident at Empower House until this past spring. In the summer, she left to start college in another state. ENoK has continued to work with her remotely by providing scholarship support as well as academic support for her schoolwork. We are very proud of her accomplishment (straight As) during her first semester, and we look forward to being part of her remaining journey throughout her college years.)
Below, Hailey shares her memories with ENoK.
I am very excited that I have completed the first semester in college with good grades. The ENoK organization continues to provide NK refugees support to achieve higher education like me, who were not able to learn much in North Korea. I was able to earn good grades this past semester, helping me get closer to my goals in the United States. In particular, I appreciate the tutors who have worked with me through ENoK, for their dedicated time to help my English skills and guide me toward completing my degree. I would like to also thank my tutors who helped me during my time at ENoK’s Empower House in the spring earlier this year. What I learned through them helped me become more comfortable working on my current assignments.
I remember the extracurricular activities we did with some of the tutors. I really enjoyed them, and they helped me become closer to my tutors and other North Korean refugee students.