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Project Overview

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Introduction
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 :


ICT volunteer activities are mainly divided into two types :
Short Term Medium Term
Composition Mainly composed of unversity of students (Team of 4 members) Individual ICT expert
Period 1~2months (July to Aug) 6months (July to Dec)
Details of Activity
  • Provide customized ICT education, skills training on Microsoft Office, Photoshop, website building, Android, etc.
  • Participate in ICT-related volunteering activities
  • Share cultural exchange with the local communities in areas of K-pop, art, food and etc.
  • Provide advanced ICT training in need of systematic and high quality ICT education such as web programming, network management, web design and various software programs from basic to an advanced level.
  • Work with public agencies, local companies, or schools in partner countries to implement ICT projects on database, network, security, etc.
  • Consult in certain ICT field and specifically customized to the need of a local organization


KIV also shares cultural exchange with local communities in the area of Korean music, art, language, food, sports and so on.

Achievement

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


Number of volunteers dispatched by year
Year '01 '02 '03 '04 '05 '06 '07 '08 '09 '10 '11 '12 '13 '14 '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 Total
Countries 20 27 42 32 33 29 36 41 18 22 22 24 30 24 21 21 21 23 21 74*
Teams 61 47 87 75 86 80 87 117 130 138 153 140 138 138 141 138 114 107 82 2,056
Volunteers 175 206 345 300 320 304 323 442 481 548 612 550 552 552 564 561 446 441 409 8,131

*total accumulated countries

Number of volunteers dispatched by Area


Number of volunteers dispatched by Area
Asia CIS & Europe South and Central Amercia Middle East and Africa
1 Nepal 227 19 Romania 40 31 Dominica 49 49 Ghana 131
2 East Timor 36 20 Bulgaria 82 32 Guatemala 163 50 Nigeria 16
3 Laos 340 21 Czech Republic 4 33 Mexico 8 51 South Africa 44
4 Malaysia 67 22 Poland 12 34 Brazil 25 52 Rwanda 32
5 Mongolia 434 23 Russia 65 35 Belize 4 53 Morocco 111
6 Myanmar 4 24 Azerbaijan 12 36 Bolivia 32 54 Mauritius 4
7 Bangladesh 247 25 Uzbekistan 308 37 Suriname 4 55 Mauritania 4
8 Vietnam 674 26 Ukraine 38 38 Argentina 26 56 Mozambique 28
9 Bhutan 4 27 Kazakhstan 149 39 Costa Rica 44 57 Burundi 4
10 Sri Lanka 247 28 Kyrgyzstan 104 40 Panama 63 58 Senegal 20
11 Afghanistan 4 29 Tajikistan 69 41 Paraguay 116 59 Sudan 4
12 India 50 30 Moldova 104 42 Chile 20 60 Swaziland 3
13 Indonsia 738 43 Peru 87 61 Algeria 25
14 China 248 44 Colombia 40 62 Ethiopia 124
15 Cambodia 453 45 Grenada 4 63 Uganda 16
16 Thailand 286 46 El Salvador 16 64 Egypt 36
17 Pakistan 16 47 Ecuador 64 65 Zimbabwe 12
18 Philippines 409 48 Honduras 36 66 Cameroon 12
67 Kenya 72
68 Tanzania 55
69 Tunisia 46
70 Yemen 4
71 Turkey 56
72 Jordan 150
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