The Korean International Co-operation Agency (KOICA) is ramping up its efforts in the country to increase the penetration of information technology through empowering Rwandan students.
The agency’s goal is to promote an exchange of learning by sending Korean volunteers to Rwanda, and Rwandan trainees to Korea.
By the end of this week, there will be 86 Korean volunteers in the country through the World Friends Korea program working in several sectors, especially in building ICT capacity in Rwanda.
Last year, the Korean agency opened a school of ICT at the National University of Rwanda in Butare.
Representative Kim Sang Chul revealed that his agency wants to be a driving force behind Rwanda’s already impressive transformation.
“Rwanda and Korea actually have a lot in common. Korea also experienced rapid economic growth to get to where it is today, after experiencing serious conflict” Kim Sang Chul, representative of KOICA says.
The Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) has been working in Rwanda since 2006, and was established in 1991.