EARTH and USAID/ASHA: Collaborating for the future

Filed Under: EARTH News
Date: December 28th, 2017

In summer 2017, the U.S. Agency for International Development’s Office of American Schools and Hospitals Abroad (ASHA) contributed $700,000 to EARTH University. The support will help co-fund campus infrastructure improvement projects.

The contribution also puts in motion ASHA XII and ASHA XIII, which include the replacement of high-voltage transformers and electrical connections in staff residences and the construction of two student housing facilities – one on the La Flor campus in Guanacaste, Costa Rica, and the other on the Guácimo campus in Limón, Costa Rica.

ASHA also supported EARTH in installing fiber-optic cables on the Guácimo campus. The nearly 12 kilometers of cable will provide 104 FFTH (Fiber to the Home) solutions, while also affording University students, faculty and staff a faster and more stable internet connection – placing the world at their fingertips. Learn more here.

For EARTH University, maintaining a long and mutually beneficial friendship with ASHA is a great source of pride and invaluable import to the more than 400 current students and 2,230 graduates who rely on the University for a world-class education.