Ethiopia: Korean Volunteers Arrive Here – –

by Zelalem

The Korean International Cooperation Agency announced five World Friends Korea (WFK) volunteers who have over ten years of experience arrived in Ethiopia to provide voluntary service for the next two years in Makalle and Adama towns in Tigray and Oromia states respectively.

The volunteers are specialized in nursing and mathematics. The nurses will be dispatched at Ayder Hospital, Romanat and Lachi Health Centres in Tigray State. The mathematics teachers will also be assigned at Adama primary schools in Oromia State.

Prior to their dispatch the volunteers would be given pre-service training focusing on local language skill development for eight weeks. In addition, they would be trained to help them adapt and understand local culture, environment and the living conditions.

According to KOICA press release, the organization will continue dispatching volunteers to Ethiopia not only to share their knowledge, skill and experiences for the community but also to further strengthen relations between the two countries.

Supported by the Korean government finance,KOICA implements technical cooperation programmes by providing assistance to developing countries for attaining sustainable socioeconomic development.

WFK volunteers programme is Korea’s overseas volunteers corps which is one of the cooperation programmes engaging in partner countries including Ethiopia to enhance social progress.

KOICA Ethiopia office has dispatched 470 volunteers to different parts of the country since its establishment. Currently, there are 47 volunteers providing voluntary service in areas of health, education ICT and rural development.

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