KOICA Adviser and Volunteers Arrived in Nepal

KOICA Adviser and Volunteers Arrived in Nepal

Dec. 4, 2015, 5:45 p.m. Published in Magazine Issue: VOL. 04, NO. 02, june 18- 2010 (Ashad-04, 2067)

Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) has dispatched one adviser and ten volunteers to work in Nepal for one year and two years respectively. Adviser, Lee Chan Koo will be dispatched in Korea Nepal Institute of Technology, Butwal in the field of Human Resource. And, among the 10 new volunteers six are assigned in Trishuli Hospital, Nuwakot; Nepal Red Cross Society, Chitwan; School of Health Science, Chitwan and Dhaulagiri Zonal Hospital, Baglung respectively in the health sector; two volunteers are assigned to work at Biswo Bhasa Campus, Kathmandu and Kathmandu University, Dhulikhel respectively in the education sector. Furthermore, the remaining two are to be dispatched at Women and child development office, Dhading in the field of social welfare and District Education Office, Baglung in the field of Information and Technology. The volunteers will take about 6 to 8 weeks of adaptation program in Nepal where they will learn about Nepalese society, culture, tradition as well as language. Such kind of program will be helpful for them to work in their concerned community/organization as they will learn various methods to adopt and work in the new Nepalese environment. According to a press release of KOICA, since 1990, KOICA Volunteers are deployed in various government organizations within and outside the Kathmandu valley according to the demand and request of Nepalese government in different sectors like education, health, agriculture, IT, etc. Till date 377 volunteers have been dispatched in Nepal. Currently, one KOICA adviser and 32 volunteers are actively working in various governmental institutions. The objective of KOICA adviser program is providing support for advising policy making and high level technical support in the recipient country where as KOICA volunteer program focuses more on transferring Korean knowledge and experiences directly in the grass root level. However, these programs are 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.

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