Three new Korea Overseas Volunteers (KOVs) arrived in Nepal on June 21.
KOVs Ms. Misun Kim, Young Joong Jang and Hyunwook Park were dispatched by Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) to work in Nepal in the education sector.
After completion of the local adaptation orientation along with socio-culture, tradition, community and environment as well as language the KOVs will start their work from July 21, 2023.
According to KOICA press release, Ms. Misun Kim will be dispatched at Shree Ganesh Secondary School, Kathmandu while Young Joong Jang and Hyunwook Park will be dispatched to Shree Public High School and Shree Shiksha Sadan Secondary School at Dharan respectively.
Since 1990 KOICA volunteers have been deployed in Nepal government’s various organizations through different sectors.
Currently, 8 KOICA volunteers are working in various institutions of the Nepal government.
The KOV program was halted for a certain period due to the outbreak of COVID-19. But KOICA relaunched its KOV program from December 2021 and since then total 12 KOVs have been dispatched to Nepal in various sectors. Till date, a total 478 volunteers have been dispatched in Nepal.
The objective of the KOV program is to focus more on transferring Korean knowledge and experiences directly at the grass root level. However, these programs 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.