Since 2003, the U.S. Agency for International Development’s American Schools and Hospitals Abroad program has collaborated with EARTH University on more than a dozen projects that promote a shared commitment to environmental sustainability, comprehensive education, and humanist values. Thanks to USAID/ASHA’s many contributions, we have been able to improve campus infrastructure and, in effect, boost the quality of our students’ experiential education and advance the University’s mission.
In October 2020, ASHA awarded a new grant to improve some of the living and recreational spaces on campus, in recognition of shared values such as diversity and inclusion, environmental stewardship, and healthy lifestyles.The grant will enable EARTH to upgrade to more efficient water and electrical systems in over half of the largest student-residence buildings. This sum of money will also be used to modernize our fitness facilities by renovating and expanding the gym, as well as outfitting it with the latest recreational exercise equipment. According to Luis Carlos Ruiz, EARTH’s construction-project coordinator, the designs are ready and will be executed in the course of the next four years.
These ASHA-supported projects are beginning while several others are in process:
As a community, we strive to live our values every day. That pursuit is made easier thanks to the generosity of USAID/ASHA and the U.S. American people.