World Friends ICT Volunteer
World Friends ICT Volunteers are dispatched to partner countries to support increasing the quality of life by building ICT capacity. They provide the partner countries and organizations with ICT learning courses and ICT-related volunteering activities to meet the demand in sharing their ICT knowledge and skills.
Furthermore, World Friends ICT Volunteers participate in ICT projects such as the development of website or ICT applications, while conducting co-projects with students and faculties of various organizations, universities, and schools.
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 persons 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 by year
*total accumulated countries
Number of volunteers dispatched by Area