ADDIS ABABA –THE ETHIOPIAN HERALD Newspaper 3 May 2016: Seven volunteer members of the World Friends Korea (WFK) has arrived yesterday in Ethiopia to provide voluntary service for the next two years, according to the Korean International Cooperation Agency (KOICA).
In a press release it sent to The Ethiopian Herald yesterday the voluntarily grouop comprise specialists on nursing, art teaching, social welfare and Korean language teaching.
The volunteers will be dispatched to different education and health institutions of the country including Arsi , Adama Science and Technology, Jimma and Hawassa universities,
World Friends Korea (WFK) is Korea’s unique overseas volunteer’s corps working closely with the Agency.
Currently, KOICA has 39 volunteers who are providing voluntary service in areas of health, education, ICT and rural development in Amhara, Tigray, Oromia, SNNP states, Dire Dawa and Addis Ababa City Administrations.
The Agency is implementing the Korean government grant aid and technical cooperation programs by providing assistance for sustainable socio-economic development of the country.
Additional six WFK volunteers will also come to Ethiopia in the coming June to provide similar voluntary services. The agency will further continue dispatching volunteers to Ethiopia so that they can share their knowledge, skill and experience for the community, according to the Agency.
KOICA has 46 regional overseas offices all over the world including Ethiopian office, the first office in Africa established 20 years ago.
BY YARED GEBREMEDEN