In 2009, the Korean government launched a unified brand, World Friends Korea (hereinafter WFK), by integrating different overseas volunteer programs that were being carried out by each department. KOICA is cooperating with each implementing agency as an overseeing agency for WFK overseas volunteer programs. The WFK Overseas Volunteer programs organize and operate various activities according to the specific goals of the implementing agency. Participants can select programs that meet their individual capabilities and expertise.
WFK in Cambodia
The Republic of Korea government has signed the volunteer dispatch agreement with the Royal government of Cambodia in 2001. Ever since 2003, Korean volunteers have been dispatched to Cambodia to share their expertise, knowledge and experiences in order to improve the quality of life of the country and strengthen partnership and mutual understanding. The main areas of intervention of WFK in Cambodia is nursing, vocational training and social welfare.
WFK Program & Activity
World FriendsKOICA Volunteers
Dispatch individual volunteers to achieve SDGs in sectors such as education, health, public administration, industrial energy, agriculture, forestry and fisheries
KOICA Project Volunteers
Dispatch team-based volunteer groups to achieve SDGs in sectors such as education, health, public administration, industrial energy, agriculture, forestry and fisheries
World Friends Junior Volunteers
Dispatch a specialized high school/ vocational high schoolgraduate(prospective graduate) to achieve SDGs in fieldssuch as education and industrial energy
World Friends KOICA Advisors
Dispatch advisory groups for policy advice and knowledgetransfer to government departments and public institutions in partner countries
International Cooperation Doctors
Dispatch specialists to strengthen medical personnel’s capacity and improve the quality of medical services for hospitals and medical sites in partner countries