Korea cooperation agency holds workshop for Jordan volunteers

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AMMAN — The Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) Jordan Office held the “2022 Partners Workshop — World Friends Korea (WFK) Volunteer Program” to mark the resumption of the program and strengthen the partnership between KOICA and its partners in the Kingdom, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.اضافة اعلان

Under the WFK program, KOICA mobilizes Korean volunteers from sectors including education, agriculture and fisheries, general health care, and sanitation, according to the agency’s website.

The program aims to strengthen friendly ties between Korean and Jordan, and to enhance economic and social development in the Kingdom.

The Jordan KOICA office has provided 439 volunteers since 2006 to support public institutions in Jordan. After the outbreak of COVID-19, KOICA volunteers were evacuated in April 2020, and only this summer did the WFK program finally resume.

Three new volunteers were dispatched to Jordan in July 2022 in the fields of youth development and music education to the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Social Development, and the Ministry of Culture, respectively. The number of volunteers is expected to grow in the coming months, according to a KOICA statement released on Monday.

The workshop included several sessions covering program updates, the volunteer enlistment process, and KOICA’s commitment to partner satisfaction. One session also focused on KOICA’s anti-corruption compliances and internal and global efforts to combat corruption, the statement added.

During Thursday’s workshop, attended by the directors of host organizations and representatives from concerned ministries, Country Director of the KOICA Jordan Office Seo Dongsung expressed his gratitude to the agency’s partners for their cooperation and contribution to both the program’s success over the past 16 years and its resumption in July.

He also praised new volunteers who have come to Jordan to share their knowledge and experience.

The workshop concluded with a feedback session for KOICA’s partners, who voiced their questions, concerns, and opinions regarding the WFK Volunteer Program. KOICA responded to each question and pledged its commitment to assist Jordan, noting that it will work to ensure partners have a positive experience with KOICA volunteers.

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