Aydın Doğan Foundation hands over Istanbul health school

Aydın Doğan Foundation hands over Istanbul health school

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Aydın Doğan Foundation hands over Istanbul health school

Senior business leaders, ministers and other officials cut the ribbon on the new school, the 15th such institute opened by the Aydın Doğan Foundation. DAILY NEWS photo, Hasan ALTINIŞIK

Aydın Doğan Anadolu Sağlık Meslek Lisesi, a vocational high school for the health sector, which was built and developed by the Aydın Doğan Foundation, was handed over to the Education Ministry at a ceremony in Istanbul yesterday.

Education Minister Nabi Avcı and the founder of the Aydın Doğan Foundation and Doğan Holding Honorary Chairman Aydın Doğan attended the ceremony held in Istanbul’s Bağcılar district. The ceremony marked the official opening of the school.

‘Good deed follows’

Avcı praised the Aydın Doğan Foundation’s efforts in opening education institutions, adding that the good deed done by the philanthropists such as Aydın Doğan would follow them everywhere. “Whenever a student learns something here, this will be written on your notebook [of goodness]. Whenever these students treat a patient, their prayers will be with you,” he said.

“The 24-class school will have a 720 student capacity. It will contribute to meet the scarcity of allied health personnel in Turkey,” said Aydın Doğan Foundation President Hanzade Doğan Boyner. She said investments in education should not be expected from only the state, as “societal mobilization” is also needed in this area.
The school will provide education for emergency medical technicians, anesthesia technicians, and nurses, and it also has several laboratories.

The Aydın Doğan Foundation has developed 15 schools and dormitories so far, which are run by the Education Ministry.

Hürriyet Gazetecilik Chairwoman Vuslat Doğan Sabancı, Istanbul Governor Hüseyin Avni Mutlu, Bağcılar Mayor Lokman Çağırıcı, Hürriyet Daily News editor-in-chief Murat Yetkin, Hürriyet Editor-in-chief Enis Berberoğlu, and Hürriyet columnist Taha Akyol also attended the ceremony.