World Friends Korea ICT Volunteers
World Friends Korea ICT Volunteer Program
We dispatch the World Friends Korea ICT Volunteers composed of students and ICT experts of Korea to different parts of the world to provide ICT education and carry out projects.
The World Friends Korea ICT Volunteers is contributing to enhancing the ICT competency of partner countries and bridging the global information gap through manpower exchange. The Group's work is reinforcing the image of Korea as an ICT powerhouse and cultivating the global mindset in young ICT talents in Korea.
The Volunteer Team & Their Activity
ICT volunteer activities are mainly divided into two types :
KIV also shares cultural exchange with local communities in the area of Korean music, art, language, food, sports and so on.
NIA has sent over 8,000 World Friends ICT Volunteers to 74 countries in Asia, Middle East, CIS, Europe, Latin America, and Africa since 2001. Approximately 400,000 people in government departments, public institutions and universities of partner countries have received ICT training.
World Friends ICT Volunteers have implemented a number of sustainable projects such as developing the intranet page for Lao Ministry of Post, Telecommunications and Communications and official website for Senate of Cambodia and e-learning content for Guatemalan police. In 2017, Volunteers established an automatic water supply adjustment system using Arduino in Nelson Mandela University, Tanzania.
Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission(MCMC) has benchmarked World Friends ICT Volunteers program and launched the Malaysian ICT Volunteers(MIV) in 2016, Malaysia. MIV is making a huge contribution to bridging the local digital gap in Malaysia.
World Friends ICT Volunteers are drawing keen attention from partner countries, more than 1,700 media reports have made in Korea and partner countries and 1,500 letters of appreciation were received since 2001.
Number of Volunteers Dispatched
*total accumulated countries
A Total of 72 Countries since 2001