The Embassy of Korea in Dhaka, Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) in collaboration with KOICA Bangladesh Alumni Association (KBAA) and Korean community in Bangladesh donated school bags, stationery, face-masks, confectionery and sanitisers to the students of Sarkari Shishu Paribar on Sunday.
The event was graced by Korean Ambassador Lee Jang-keun, KOICA Country Director Young-Ah Doh, President of the Association of the Koreans in Bangladesh Ryue Yong-oh, and President of KOICA-Bangladesh Alumni Association Monzur Hossain, among others. The visit was done on the occasion of the
47th anniversary of Korea-Bangladesh diplomatic ties which falls on 18th December.
During the visit, Ambassador Lee expressed his appreciation and mentioned how children are the future of a country and it is impossible to take the country forward without giving enough opportunities to flourish them.
The donation offered by the Embassy and KOICA signifies the bilateral ties between the Republic of Korea and Bangladesh.
At least seven KOICA volunteers have served Sarkari Shishu Paribar (Girls, Tejgaon) and one in Sarkari Shishu Paribar (Boys, Mirpur) since the establishment of KOICA. Besides, a KOICA volunteer has also served Sarkari Shishu Paribar in Tangail.
KOICA continues to extend its support to help Bangladesh bloom by contributing significantly in health, education, ICT, transport and many other vital sectors.
KOICA is the development arm of Korea, founded in 1991 and established its Bangladesh office in 1993.