World Friends Korea celebrates 3rd anniversary 2012/06/03, Source,
Lee Bae-yong, center, chairwoman of the Presidential Council on National Branding, poses with volunteers of World Friends Korea during a ceremony at Cheong Wa Dae, Seoul, Friday, celebrating the third anniversary of the launch of the volunteer program. / Courtesy of Presidential Council on National Branding
By Kim Rahn More than 550 volunteers of World Friends Korea (WFK) shared their overseas volunteer work experience and discussed how the program should develop at a ceremony celebrating the third anniversary of its launch that took place at Cheong Wa Dae, Friday,...More
KOICA in Bangladesh, Uzbekistan 2012/02/25, Source, From agricultural development to language training, government aid programs organized by the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) are continuing to enhance quality of life and personal growth opportunities for communities in developing countries.
A new elementary school in Sadopur Village of Comilla, Bangladesh, was constructed as part of the recent KOICA community development project (photo courtesy of KOICA).
In Comilla, Bangladesh, KOICA recently finished a 3.5-million-dollar grant aid project to eliminate poverty in local farming communities and improve living conditions. A handover ceremony and workshop were held on February 13 in Comilla to commemorate the project's close and assess its outcome,...More
Out-of-Style Sinchon Bustling Again with Chinese Tourists 2012/02/04, Source,
Chinese visitors walk near Ewha Womans University.
Until the 1990s, Sinchon district in northwestern Seoul was the "in" place to hang out for young Koreans, but nowadays the Hongik University area is the hip part of town.
The Hongik University area which was among the fastest-growing commercial districts in the capital in the 2000s, began to take off after the 2002 Korea Japan World Cup and became known as the center of the city's clubbing scene. The area has now overtaken Sinchon to become the main hangout in northwestern Seoul for trendy people in their 20s and 30s,...More
Korea in the world in 2011 2011/12/31, Source, Park Dae-won, president of KOICA (back row, fifth from left) visited a World Vision project site in Ethiopia on December 7 (Photo: Yonhap News).
2011 saw Korea at the forefront of efforts to strengthen the existing framework of international cooperation for the provision of development assistance, disaster relief, and NGO-headed aid programs. From leadership at high-level international conferences to a series of historic summit meetings that saw President Lee Myung-bak become the first Korean head of state to visit Africa, the events of the past year pointed to significant contributions by Korea as a key player in the international community,...More
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