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Koreans Volunteers To Modernise Cameroon 

By Linda Mbacham & Germaine Shuri *

Twelve Saemaul Leader Volunteer Corps, who are community volunteers from Korea, arrived in Cameroon recently, to help Cameroon fight poverty and modernise its agriculture.

The volunteers have started sharing development experience of Saemaul Udong, a model of the Korea Community Development Movement, based on three principles; diligence, self-help and cooperation. They would start their work in two villages of the Centre Region; Onangandi in Otele Sub-Division, and Olonou in Meyomessi Sub-Division.

During their one-year stay in Cameroon, the volunteers are expected to work with the population of these villages to improve on the income of the villagers and the environment. Three years after the reopening of the Korean Embassy in Cameroon, the Korea International Cooperation Agency, KOICA, is striving to eliminate poverty and modernise agriculture.

The coming of the volunteers is the initiative of the Gyongsangbuk Provincial Government of the Republic of Korea and the Korea International Cooperation Agency [KOICA]. The volunteer programme falls within the framework of the signing, on February 15, 2011, of an agreement between the Republic of Korea and the Government of Cameroon on the overseas volunteers programme.

*(UB Journalism Students On Internship)

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