Kathmandu: Heyonsu Park, a dedicated volunteer from the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), marked a significant milestone by successfully completing a transformative project at Shramik Shanti Secondary School. The project, which received financial support of Rs 2.017 million from KOICA and Rs 130,000 from the school, aimed to establish an advanced Computer Learning Lab, providing students with access to modern technology and enhancing their digital literacy skills.
The inauguration ceremony for the project unfolded on December 19, 2023, within the premises of Shramik Shanti Secondary School. Dignitaries present at the event included Mooheon Kong, Country Director of KOICA, Sanu Lal Byanjankar, Principal of the school, Pawan Bikram Karki, Vice Principal of the school, Raju Maharjan, Spokesperson for Lalitpur Metropolitan City, representatives from KOICA, and the school’s dedicated staff and faculties.
This initiative is part of KOICA’s sustained collaboration with Shramik Shanti Secondary School since 2021, focusing on the Green School Project and the Korea Overseas Volunteer Program. With a student body comprising 1191 students from grades 1 to 12, the school is dedicated to advancing digital literacy and practical computer education through the newly established lab.
Raju Maharjan, spokesperson for Lalitpur Metropolitan City and chairperson of the school management committee, expressed sincere gratitude for KOICA’s unwavering support and envisioned future collaborations that would continue to uplift the educational standards at Shramik Shanti Secondary School.
Heyonsu Park, the IT Volunteer instrumental in the project, underscored the lab’s pivotal role in overcoming the challenge of outdated computers, significantly enhancing the school’s capacity for comprehensive digital education. Maharjan highlighted the importance of the collaboration, emphasizing the positive impact on the students’ learning experience.
KOICA, through its volunteer program in Nepal, aims to facilitate sustainable development and strengthen ties between Korea and host countries. With ten active volunteers across various sectors, KOICA is committed to expanding its volunteer presence in Nepal, furthering the transfer of Korean knowledge and technology at the grassroots level.