Kathmandu, February 15, 2019: Volunteers from the Korea International Cooperation Agency organized a medical camp on December 7 and February 8.
KOICA volunteer, Minkyoung Gu, initiated this program which not only provides medical services but also offered health education to the local students.
The medical camp included education on eye vision test, health and hygiene, blood group test, pad making techniques for girls and diabetes test among others. Participants form Red Cross Society, Bhaktapur, doctors from Dhulikhel Hospital and teachers of Sarawoti Secondary School of Bhaktapur.
With the help of Nepal Red Cross Society, Bhaktapur this camp also provided Cardio Plumary Respiration (CPR) training. A similar program also took place in Nuwakot on February 11 and 12.
At present, there are 24 KOICA volunteers working in various development areas of Nepal. The volunteers of KOICA thinks that the volunteer program is an important aspect of cooperation which is aimed at transferring direct knowledge to the grassroots level.