Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) has dispatched one adviser and twelve volunteers to work in Nepal for one year and two years respectively.
Adviser Hwang Sungyeon will be dispatched in Korea Nepal Institute of Technology, Butwal in education sector. And among 12 new volunteers, five are assigned to work in District Education Office, Kaski, Nuwakot, Baglung; Baglung Special Education School, Baglung and Kathmandu University, Dhulikhel in education sector, three of them are assigned to work in Western Regional Hospital, Pokhara, Lamjung District Community Hospital, Lamjung and Bhim Hospital, Rupandehi in health sector, two volunteers are assigned to work in District Development Committee, Rupandehi in tourism and community development sector and two of them are assigned to work in Women Development Office, Kavre and District Education Office, Nuwakot in social welfare sector, according to a press release issued by the South Korean agency for international development cooperation.
The volunteers will take 2 months adaptation program in Nepal where they will learn about Nepalese society, culture, tradition as well as language.
“Such kind of adaptation program will be helpful for them to work in their concerned community/organization because from this program they learn how to adopt and work in new Nepalese environment.”
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 total 340 volunteers have been dispatched in Nepal. Currently, three KOICA advisers and 43 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.