With the support from the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) , KOICA volunteer Hwajeong completed the project “Environmental Improvement Project of the School” in School of Health Science, Bharatpur.
The completion ceremony was held at School of Health Science on July 28, 2014 in the presence of Choe Yong-jin, Ambassador of the Republic of Korea and Haenglan Jo, Resident Representative of KOICA Nepal.
Korean ambassador Choi delivered a special lecture on “Korean Economic Development Experience” for the students of School of Health Science as one of the activities of Public Diplomacy of the Embassy of the Republic of Korea.
KOICA stated that the project was successfully completed with the efforts of all staffs of school and KOICA volunteer. She hopes this project will help to provide a better education environment to the students and teachers.
The purpose of this project is to improve the environment of the school through supporting the infrastructure development of the school. Through this project, KOICA has supported in road renovation work, concrete tile paving work between the multipurpose hall and girls’ hostel, toilet repairing work and water filtration system. KOICA and School of Health Science jointly funded amount of US$40,000.00 for this project.
School of health science is CTEVT constituent school, established at Bharatpur-10 Chitwan, Nepal in 1997. The building premises of former Institute of Medicine ANM campus Bharatpur was renovated by Republic of Korea through KOICA. It was inaugurated on December 2, 1997. At the same time KOICA has provided teaching & learning material, equipment and other physical facilities and continuously supporting through KOICA Volunteer Program. The mission of School of Health Science is to produce competent and confident middle level health workforce required for the promotion and development of quality health services in Nepal.
According to a press release of KOICA, Volunteer program, “World Friends Korea” is one of the KOICA’s main programs to contribute to socio-economic development of the partner countries. KOICA dispatches Korean national volunteers to partner government organizations as per the needs of expertise, knowledge, and experience. Each volunteer serves in Nepal for 2 years in various fields such as education, health, agriculture ICT etc. Currently, three KOICA advisers and 43 KOICA volunteers are actively working in various government sectors in accordance with an agreement between the governments of Korea and Nepal.