| KOICA Conducts Volunteer Partner’s Day of year 2022 |
On 28th October 2022, KOICA Volunteer’s Partner day of year 2022 conducted at the Kingsbury Hotel Colombo with the presence of the Country Director of KOICA Sri Lanka office Mrs. KIM MYUNGJIN, Mr. Ajith Abeysekara, the Director General of External Resources Department and officials from the Ministry of Education, Ministry of Health, Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports, Department of Technical Education & Training, Vocational Training Authority, National Institute of Education and over thirty (30) volunteer partner organization representatives in Sri Lanka. The meeting conducted by KOICA – WFK Division to recognize, manage, share and take advantage of the know-how, experience and knowledgeable resources with the partner organizations.
The main goals of the sharing session were to deliver relevant information about the resuming of KOICA Volunteer program adaptive to the current situation in Sri Lanka and to generate insights from the partner organizations that will be useful in recalibrating WFK program’s future direction. During the session, participants of partner organizations shown their desire to obtain the services of volunteers, especially for the fields of Korean Language, ICT, Electronics and Auto-mobile and further they emphasized the importance of resuming of KOICA Volunteer Program in Sri Lanka. The Country Director of KOICA Sri Lanka office Mrs. KIM MYUNGJIN expressed her gratitude to all the participants of partner organizations and added “KOICA HQ and the Sri Lanka office adopting plans to re-dispatch volunteers in lights of the current situation in the country and to introduce new focused volunteer fields in alignment with the SDG goals and the Sri Lankan government priorities.”
The Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), the grant aid division of the Embassy of Republic of Korea is the Korean government agency for grant aids under the mission of “mutual development cooperation leaving no one behind.” KOICA Sri Lanka Office has been implementing a variety of development projects and fellowship programs since 1991 and currently supporting various grant projects including COVID-19 response projects to fight against COVID-19 in Sri Lanka in conjunction with the Sri Lankan Government, Korean NGOs, and International Organizations. KOICA Sri Lanka Office is particularly keen to put more efforts to support the most vulnerable in society to overcome the current crisis.