VIGAN CITY – The University of Northern Philippines’ information technology program gets another big boost with the arrival recently of several volunteers from the United States and Korea  to teach here.

David Walter, a U.S. Peace Corps volunteer from Utah, U.S.A., and a Ph.D. holder in Computer Science, will teach in the university for two years, particularly in the College of Computer Studies (Computer Center) where he is expected to share his expertise on Information and Communication Technology to the university students and personnel here.

He arrived here last August 7, 2007 and opted to stay in San Julian with his host family, Mr. and Mrs. Sixto Forneas.

Meanwhile, four volunteers from the Korea Internet, Yeom Jee-sun, Lee  Ji-hoon, Kim Byoung-chul, and Lee Hyung-dong arrived here last August 4 and 5, the fourth group to teach on a volunteer basis at the university.

The volunteers will stay at the university up to August 24. They call their group AVEC COREE.

Sponsored by the Korea Agency Digital Opportunity and Promotion (KADO) and Ministry of Information and Communication, the volunteers will also share their expertise on Information Technology and  exchange culture with the university populace. They will conduct training on Photoshop, Flash and Namo for the students and faculty.

While here, the volunteers will celebrate Korea Culture Day in the afternoon of Aug. 21 and the university students and employees will get a taste of Korean cuisine, courtesy of Miss Yeom, the leader of the group. #

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