On 28th July. 2022, KOICA Volunteer’s Partner day of year 2022 conducted as a virtual meeting with the presence of the Country Director of KOICA Sri Lanka office Ms. Kim Myungjin, Mr. Ajith Abeysekara, the Director General of External Resources Department and officials from External Resources Department, Ministry of Skills Development and Vocational Training, Department of Technical Education and Training and over fifty (50) volunteer partner organization representatives in Sri Lanka.

The meeting conducted by KOICA – WFK Division to recognize, manage, share and to strengthen experience and knowledgeable resources with the partner organizations. The main goals of the sharing session were to deliver relevant information on KOICA Volunteer Programme, Current Status and previous E volunteering experience, Present status of the Demand Survey and Customer Satisfaction Management about KOICA Volunteer program in Sri Lanka and to generate insights from the partner organizations that will be useful in recalibrating WFK program’s future direction.

The Country Director of KOICA Sri Lanka office Ms. Kim Myungjin, expressed her gratitude to all the participants of partner organizations and added KOICA HQ and the Sri Lanka office implementing plans resume Volunteer Programme in lights of the current COVID-19 situation and the safety concern in Sri Lanka. Further she appreciated the enthusiasm of partner’s organizations for resuming the volunteer programme.

In the opening remarks, Ms Udeni Udugahapattuwa, Additional Director General, External Resource Department, expressed their sincere appreciation towards the government of the Republic of Korea and KOICA Sri Lanka for the constant cooperation. She assured the fullest support by the External Resource Department to ensure that the volunteer programme is successfully implemented.

During the Q & A session, heads of partner organizations shown their desire to obtain the services of volunteers, especially for the field of Korean Language and requested to add their organization to the priority list.  And they were keen about the dates of the arrival of Volunteers

KOICA Sri Lanka office has already conducted the demand Survey for the selected 24 partner organizations such as University of Kelaniya, Colombo Public Library , Open University of Sri Lanka, Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka, Mahinda Rajapakshe College Homagama, D.S Senanayake National School, Sujatha Balika Vidyalaya Beruwala, Technical Colleges in Maradana, Galle, Matara, Beliatta, Kegalle, Warakapola, Ratmalana, National Youth Services Council Matara and Maharagama , Sri Lanka Women’s Bureau and Sri Lanka Bureau of Foreign Employment, National Institute of Education Vocational Training Institutes in Orugodawatta, Narahenpita and Seeduwa to commence its onsite volunteering program.


KOICA (Korea International Cooperation Agency), Government agency of the Republic of Korea,   contributes to the advancement of international cooperation through various projects that build friendly and collaborative relationships and mutual exchanges between Korea and developing countries and support the economic and social development in developing countries, under the mission of ‘Leave no one behind with People centered Peace and Prosperity.’ For more information about KOICA, visit www.koica.go.kr