KOICA’s volunteers in Nepal

KATHMANDU: Korean International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) yesterday handed over its volunteers to various offices in Nepal. The volunteers were provided amid a function held at the Ministry of Finance.

The volunteers will fill up Bhaktapur Hospital, National Information and Technology Centre, Korea Nepal Friendship Hospital, Nepal Red Cross Society-Pokhara, School of Health Science-Chitwan, District Public Health Office-Kathmandu, Trishuli Hospital, Kathmandu University, District Education Office-Chitwan and TU Bishwa Basha Campus, according to a statement.

The KOICA, under its volunteers programme, sends off Korean nationals to partner countries to share expertise, knowledge and experience and to contribute to their socioeconomic-economic development, the statement said.

Since its inception in 1990, KOICA has dispatched 5,808 volunteers to work overseas in various sectors ranging from education, health, rural development to ICT. Of the 5,808 volunteers sent overseas by KOICA, Nepal has received 238, according to the statement.

Currently, some 42 KOICA are volunteering in nursing, medical, technical, childhood education, computer, agriculture, automobile maintenance, social welfare, special education, among others.