Nepali migrants in SKorea to get orientation

Kathmandu, November 22

The Nepali embassy in South Korea has planned to conduct a ‘stress management and voluntary repatriation’ programme targeting the Nepali migrant workers.

Labour Councillor Dilliram Bastola at the embassy, said that the programme is going to be held to reduce mental stress and cases of suicide among Nepali workers based on consultations with experts.

According to Bastola, the programme will be organised on December 1 and 2 in two different Soh Korean cities having high concentration of Nepalis. The embassy is making preparations for the programme against the backdrop of serious situation of depression among Nepali workers most probably due to tough job and home sickness, among others.

“The programme will encourage Nepali migrants to contribute to Nepal’s prosperity by entrepreneurship development after repatriation,” Bastola shared.

On December 1, the orientation programme is scheduled to be held at Cheonan Support Centre for Foreign Workers in Cheonan city and at Hyundai

Industrial Park on December 2. The embassy has appealed to Nepali workers to attend the programme in their convenient location.

Senior consultant Dr Kedar Rayamajhi is scheduled to give his presentation, counselling and deliberations to the migrant workers.

So far, around 58,000 Nepalis have gone to South Korea through the Employment Permit System while there are some 40,000 Nepalis in South Korea at present, as per the embassy.