The U.S. Agency for International Development’s Office of American Schools and Hospitals Abroad (USAID/ASHA) recently contributed $700,000 to EARTH University. The funds are earmarked for infrastructure improvements.
“Since the University’s founding, the U.S. Government has believed in the mission of EARTH, in our students and graduates,” said EARTH Provost Daniel Sherrard. “For more than a decade, ASHA has supported the education we provide to young entrepreneurs from around the world – who become the direct beneficiaries of the infrastructure improvements that are made.”
These improvements will mostly involve the construction and furnishing of temporary-use student housing on EARTH’s campuses in Guácimo, Limón, and La Flor, Guanacaste.
The Organization for Tropical Studies, a Costa Rican institution specializing in environmental sustainability education, also received an important financial contribution from ASHA.
“These two institutions have long records of working together with students, professors and similar U.S. institutions,” said S. Fitzgerald Haney, U.S. Ambassador to Costa Rica. “These funds are a sign of my country’s desire to continue this close relationship in the future.”