US Int’l Development Agency to grant three new funds in Turkey
Robert College will be one of the recipients of the grant. AA PhotoThe U.S. International Development Agency (USAID) will mobilize three new grants to support construction and equipment procurement projects across Turkey within the framework of its American Schools and Hospitals Abroad (ASHA) program, the Consulate General of the United States announced in a written statement on Nov. 5.
“The funded projects will directly support schools, libraries and health centers outside the borders of the U.S., which share several universal values aiming to foster the inclusion of women, to contribute to improving health and educational studies, to encourage entrepreneurship, among others,” read the statement.
Grants in Turkey this year will amount to a total of $823,000, contributing to Robert College and Üsküdar American College in Istanbul and the SEV Amerikan Hospital in the southeastern province of Gaziantep, said the statement.
The ASHA program cooperates with more than 270 institutions in around 80 different countries, including Turkey.
Investments worth $44 million have been made by USAID in several schools and hospitals across Turkey since 1957.