Country Director of Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), Kim Hyungkyoo, Vice Chancellor of Kathmandu University Dr. Ram Kantha Makaju, KOICA staffs and members of KOICA Alumni Association of Nepal (KAAN) actively participated in the voluntary work at Bolde, Kavrepalanchowk district.
“The devastating earthquake that struck Nepal on April 25 and May 12 left the country with significant loss of human lives and physical assets. Whatever efforts put by the government, international agencies, non-government, private sector and common people to support the victims of earthquake doesn’t seem to be enough. This is one of the most traumatic news for whole world therefore, in the name of humanity; Nepal got lots of support from different countries and their citizens. During this intricate time staffs of KOICA Headquarter have showed deep sympathy to Nepal. Korean staffs from KOICA Headquarter along with the staffs of KOICA Nepal Office collected some funds with an aim to support earthquake survivors. Though it can’t include all the survivors but with the hope that small efforts from everyone can lead to bigger changes, this attempt has been carried out,” said a press release.
KOICA with the coordination of Kathmandu University supported for the construction of few temporary houses at Bolde, Kavrepalanchowk and members from KAAN, Kathmandu University and KOICA visited the area, painted the new constructed houses and helped the locals to clear the debris of their shattered house.
KOICA Nepal Office and KAAN really appreciate the initiatives made by the Korean Government and KOICA Headquarter as well as other organization that helped Nepal during this devastation. Yet a strong determination and leadership is required to continue to rebuild Nepal.
KAAN is a voluntary association formed by the alumni’s of KOICA Fellowship Program. Every year KOICA sends around 100 government officials to Korea in short as well as long term fellowship/scholarship programs. After the completion of program these fellows join KAAN and organize or participate in different voluntary activities throughout the year.