Korean volunteers get a pat on back

Kathmandu, November 7:

The Korean International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) today organised a conference on

Korea Overseas Volunteers (KOVs).

Though the volunteers have been coming to Nepal since 1991, this is the first-ever interactive programme on the volunteers organised in Nepal.

Responding to requests from a number of organisations, the KOICA has brought in 181 KOVs to the country since 1991.

The volunteers are engaged in sectors like nursing, medical technician, childhood education, computer, agriculture, automobile maintenance and social welfare.

“The volunteers

cement friendship between Korea and Nepal. We are looking forward to doing much more

in the future,” said Bok-Hee Kim, a KOICA representative.

South Korean ambassador Hong Sungmog said the volunteers will be successful in their endeavours only if the Nepalis support it.

“It will be beneficial to share experiences and stories amongst the KOVs and the people here,” said the envoy.

Rameshore Prasad Khanal, secretary at the Finance Ministry, said Nepal had a lot to learn from Korea.

“KOVs should utilise their experiences and expertise to help Nepal grow into a developed nation.”

The Korean volunteers’ organisation has been working for sustainable economic

and social development in all partner countries by implementing result-based management