Volunteers at the Tribhuvan International Airport/Photo: KOICA
KATHMANDU: Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) has dispatched three new Korea Overseas Volunteers (KOVs) to work in Nepal.
The volunteers, who arrived in Kathmandu on Wednesday, will be dispatched to their concerned organizations after completing the local adaptation training program.
KOV Misun Kim will be dispatched to Shree Ganesh Secondary School, Kathmandu in ECD sector; KOV Young Joong Jang, and KOV Hyunwook Park will be dispatched to Shree Public High School and Shree Shiksha Sadan Secondary School, Dharan respectively in Computer Education sectors.
Since the outbreak of COVID-19, KOICA relaunched its KOV program in December 2021 and since then total of 12 KOVs have been dispatched to Nepal in various sectors.
The volunteers will take a one-month local adaptation training program in Kathmandu where they will learn about Nepalese society, culture, tradition as well as language, a statement issued by KOICA said.
Such kind of adaptation program will be helpful for them to adjust and work in their concerned community/organization enabling them to be familiar with the Nepalese environment, it said.
The objective of KOV program is to focus more on transferring Korean knowledge and experiences directly in the grass root level.
However, these programs aimed to improve the quality of life of people in partner countries to strengthen the friendship and mutual understanding between Korea and partner countries and to help in the efforts to achieve development goals set by the international community.
Since 1990 KOICA volunteers are deployed in various government organizations within and outside the Kathmandu valley according to the demand and request of the Nepalese government in different sectors like education, health, agriculture, IT, tourism, etc.
To date, total of 478 volunteers have been dispatched to Nepal.
Currently, 8 KOICA volunteers are actively working in various governmental institutions inside Kathmandu Valley.
KOICA Nepal Office expressed commitment to take every possible measure in following the health protocol with regards to COVID-19 while implementing the KOV program.