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Dec 23, 2021

KOICA re-launches KOV program: Volunteers arrive in Nepal

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Newly arrived Korean volunteers in Nepal. KOICA image
Newly arrived Korean volunteers in Nepal. KOICA image

Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) has re-launched its Korea Overseas Volunteer (KOV) program by dispatching two volunteers to work in Nepal for one year. KOICA had temporarily suspended its KOV program from March 19, 2020 due to the outbreak of COVID-19.

Since 1990, KOICA volunteers have been deployed in various government organizations within the Kathmandu Valley as well as other parts of the country according to the demand and request of Nepalese government in different sectors.

The volunteers arrived in Nepal on December 22, 2021 along with three young professionals, said the press release of KOICA Nepal Office.

These two new KOICA volunteers — Young Man Yun will be dispatched to Nepal Armed Police Force School, Kirtipur in taekwondo sector and the second one Minhoo Song will be dispatched to Chandragiri Municipality in tourism field where they will share Korea’s knowledge in respective fields with the Nepali community, it said.

Till date over 400 volunteers have served their knowledge and experiences in various sectors of Nepal, it reads.

To adjust with the Nepali community and working environment, the volunteers will provide orientation lessons of about two months to make them easier in adaptation to Nepali society, culture, tradition as well as language.

While dispatching KOVs to the fields, KOICA Nepal office is seriously adopting the health protocol of KOVs in regards to COVID pandemic, the release added.