Cultural ODA Project of KOICA (Korea International Cooperation Agency)
ODA project for arts and cultural education
By assisting the arts and cultural education in the developing countries, the project contributes to educational and social development of local communities.
▪It instills the value of arts and cultural education among the government officials and educators in the recipient countries and assists in establishing a sustainable system of arts and cultural education.
▪The ODA project for arts and cultural education by Korea Arts and Culture Education Service was implemented in the Lao Cai Province (Sa Pa district and Bac Ha district) in 2013 and administered for five years jointly with KOICA.
▪The project was divided into five categories: elementary and middle school education, club activities, training for educational mediators and presentation of achievement.
▪Each program provided education mediated by photography, choreography and plays, with elementary and middle school students representing the local culture with photos.
▪ One program of education on visual arts was implemented.
▪During 2013-14, the education administered only in the Sa Pa district was extended to the Bac Ha district, with artistic genres diversified from visual arts to modern choreography and play. The number of students increased from 1,200 in the first year of the ODA project to 1,780 in 2015 and to 2,000 in 2016. Starting in 2018, the project is scheduled to expand as to provide arts and cultural education for students and teachers at the boarding school set up by KOICA.
▪ Increase in demand for arts and cultural education and pedagogy
▪ It encouraged the participation of local residents in the programs and enhanced their understanding of arts and cultural education by holding a presentation session at the “cultural center for minority people.”
The medium- and long-term ODA projects for arts and cultural education have positive effects and potential for further development