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Friday, 03 June 2016 06:41

A word of thanks to Korea Ambassador

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KOICA Alumni Kenya Chapter (KAKC) say thank you to Korean Ambassador to Kenya and KOICA Kenya Country Director on the invitation to join H.E. Park Geun-hye, President of the Republic of South Korea during the launch of Korea AID Project in Kenya on 31st May, 2016".

Monday, 03 August 2015 08:22

Knowledge and Experience Sharing

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Knowledge and Experience Sharing

KOICA Office in Kenya Country Representative and staff, KAKC Executive, Recent KOICA Fellows, Korean Expatriates, Lecturers and students to attend

2013, August 26

The KAKC, which is managed and run entirely by Kenyan government officials has taken great strides and will release its second newsletter this year. Such efforts made on behalf of the KOICA Alumni, are supported and highly appreciated by KOICA Kenya Office as they further strengthen the friendship between Kenya and Korea. In addition to these activities, the KAKC also guide new KOICA training course participants before their visit to Korea, by settling any doubts they may have about encountering a new culture in a foreign land.

The KAKC most recently also carried out a voluntary exercise on August 10, 2013, at Athi Primary School in the outskirts of Nairobi, which is in fact one of the schools constructed by KOICA as part of a previous school Project. The Committee members of KAKC who are all Kenyan government officials working within different Ministries, accompanied by the Resident Representative of KOICA Kenya Office and KOICA staff, visited the school and spent a day with the students boosting their morale and providing the assurance of future assistance and support to the school.

The KAKC volunteers donated writing materials and text books for all classes, planted trees within the school compound and shared snacks with the students. The school head teacher showed great appreciation for KOICA’s continued efforts towards supporting the school’s progress and the students themselves rejoiced with song and dance to express their gratitude to KOICA for continuously extending that helping hand with such additional efforts.

KOICA Kenya Office is especially proud of the many efforts made on behalf of its Alumni members to sustain the relationship between the two countries. The values and concern for others which was initially expressed by Korea towards the Kenyan people, is now being continuously passed on through its Kenyan members.

KOICA recently partnered with Korean NGO – World Best Friend – and Korean company – Boyoung Tech – in the construction of an IT Training Centre in Baringo County. This was part of its global Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) program aimed at improving economic growth and promoting the quality of life in Kenya by assisting IT technology development and cultivating IT experts. KOICA supported this Project through funding that also successfully saw ten schools in Baringo County each receive an IT classroom that would benefit 1,000 students. Additionally, 200 Kenyan teachers and government officials would receive training in the newly launched facility, with the aim of improving the teachers’ teaching skills.

In a ceremony attended by the Korean Ambassador to Kenya H.E. KIM Chan Woo, Baringo County Governor Hon. Benjamin Cheboi,KOICA Kenya Office Resident Representative Mrs. Moon Jung Choi, and other officials, the IT training center was officially launched in Kabarnet area, Baringo County, on January3, 2014.

In his speech, the Korean Ambassador noted that the access and use of IT is crucial to the provision of quality education and training. He added that education was an integral part in the growth of any society today, and emphasised that Korea believed the use of IT technology right from the basic education was one of the greatest tools that had the power to significantly improve the lives of our children.He was pleased that the Project would help in motivating and encouraging the Kenyan teachers as they go through the important journey of imparting knowledge and creating good citizens out of Kenya’s children.

Also speaking at the ceremony, Resident Representative of KOICA, Mrs. Moon Jung Choi,was hopeful that the new facility would provide the students and staff in Baringo County with an important window for accessing the world of knowledge and information.

This Project is a clear indicator of the good bilateral relations between Kenya and Korea, and a confirmation of the latter’s continued support to Kenya in its endeavor towards achieving its development goals.


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