A new batch of nine volunteers of Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) arrived. Among them five are SVs (Senior Volunteers) and four are JOCVs (Japan Overseas Cooperation Volunteers). Both the SVs and JOCVs are in Nepal for a period of two years of assignment.
With the new batch, the number of volunteers dispatched by JICA to Nepal in last 43 years reached 1,237. Currently, a total of 50 JICA volunteers working in Nepal in the areas of education, environment, health, vocational training, engineering, sports, rural development, agriculture and women empowerment.
The five new SVs will be working with Nepal Police Headquarters, National Center for Educational Development, Solid Waste management Technical Support Center, Nepal AOTS Alumni Society, and Computer Association of Nepal.
Similarly, the four JOCVs are posted at District Cooperative development Office, Kaski; Lalitpur Sub-Metropolitan City; District Development Committee, Sindhuli; and Kathmandu Metropolitan City.
Each year JICA dispatches Japanese volunteers eager to make use of their skills and experience acquired in Japan to a developing country like Nepal. The new batch of JICA volunteers, dispatched in accordance with the bilateral agreement between the Government of Nepal and the Government of Japan, will work in different fields of expertise to take part in various fields across the country and help improve the livelihood of Nepali people.