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Jan 12, 2023

Two KOVs arrive

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Newly arrived KOVs are being welcomed in Nepal.
Newly arrived KOVs are being welcomed in Nepal.

The two new Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) volunteers arrived in Nepal on January 11, 2023.

The new Korea Overseas Volunteers (KOVs) Ms. Mijoa Kwon and Hyeonsoo Park will go and share their knowledge and experiences beginning March 10, 2023.

Before, KOVs field dispatch, they will be given two months orientation on Nepalese language, culture and socio-tradition.

According to the KOICA’s Nepal office, Ms. Mijoa Kwon will work at Bhalam Basic School, Kaski district of Province 4 and Hyeonsoo Park will work at Shramik Shanti Secondary School, in Lalitpur district of Province 3.

KOICA has relaunched its KOV program from December 2021 that was postponed due to the outbreak of COVID-19, so far KOICA has dispatched eight KOVs in Nepal.

Currently, six KOVs are volunteering in various governmental institutions inside Kathmandu Valley. 

Under the KOV program it helps to share Korean knowledge and experiences to improve the basic needs of the life of people in partner countries. It also helps 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.

Since 1990 475 KOVs had helped to advance various sectors of the Nepal government and Nepalese society.