Korean volunteers in Nepal

KATHMANDU: Korean International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) has dispatched a group of fresh volunteers to Nepal to work in public sector.

Issuing a statement Tuesday, KOICA said it has dispatched 11 new volunteers to work in Nepal for two years, beginning August 24.

The statement said that the volunteers would be assigned works at different government organisations within and outside the Kathmandu Valley where they will share their know-how with locals in their respective areas of expertise that include among other things, health, early childhood education, Korean language, radiography, local development and computer education. The statement said that the volunteer programme was an important aspect of its cooperation in Nepal.

KOICA has been dispatching 20 to 35 volunteers annually to Nepal and had been receiving positive feedback from the recipient organisation as well as the local people.

A total of 33 KOICA

volunteers from a wide-ranging background

are currently working in various fields such as nursing, medical technician, childhood education, computers, agriculture, automobile maintenance, social welfare, special education and other, added the statement.