Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA) restored the Computer Lab and the Sports Hall of the “Prince Radu” Secondary School in Adjud, too, with cutting-edge equipment
They were inaugurated at the half of September, in the presence of HRH Prince Radu of Romania, of the Coordinator of the Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency in Bucharest, Hacı Ahmet Daștan, of the Mayor of the Municipality of Adjud Mr. Constantin Armencea, of the MP Victor Roman, of the local authorities’ representatives and other guests.
“Eleven years have passed since we performed our first official visit in the Turkish Republic, establishing cooperation relationships on economic, governmental, parliamentary, diplomatic, cultural and educational issues. More than a decade has elapsed since then, and the Royal Family has made efforts every year to bring together the civil society, the economic and cultural environment, and the educational institutions of the two countries.
In 1920s, King Carol II, who was the Crown Prince at that time, visited Istanbul and met the officials of the moment. At the end of the 1920s and the beginning of 1930s, Queen Maria visited Turkish Republic three times, together with Princess Ileana and Prince Nicholas. In 2005, 2006 and 2007, King Michael I and Queen Anne were welcomed in Turkey.
In recent years, I was pleased to note the existence of the Cooperation Agency, an official body that creates bridges through education. Crown Princess and I wished this cooperation to generously impact Romanian schools bearing our names. The project related “The Prince Radu Secondary School” in Adjud was fulfilled, to the pride and joy of all of us. I congratulate TIKA from my heart and I bring my warm wishes to the school in Adjud. May its students fully enjoy the comfort and the quality of the Computer Lab and of the sports hall”, stated HRH Prince Radu of Romania.
“Being convinced that the prosperity of a society is closely related with the education of future generations, our institution continues to give the due importance to the education this year, too. Motivated by this belief, we intend to realize new projects to support a better development of the educational system. Thus, we managed to establish a series of strong collaborations and to invest in those areas where there is a real need. This was the also case of the “Prince Radu” Secondary School in Adjud, and we are glad that we could help children learning in this school.
Ever since 2015, when the office of the Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency in Romania was established, we have supported a series of initiatives which involved investments especially in education and health, and we are excited to see their results. We’re interested to consolidate the relationships between Romania and Turkey, and we will continue to develop this kind of projects”, stated Hacı Ahmet Daștan, Coordinator of the Programs Coordination Office – TIKA Bucharest.
The equipment provided by TIKA also includes 20 computers with cutting-edge printers and the related furniture, a projector, gym equipment, tennis table, chess games, footballs and handball balls, as well as sports equipment for the students of the school.
The Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA) was established in 1992, having the purpose to provide technical support in order to develop projects in various areas. The Agency operates in approximatively 200 countries, through more than 50 programs and projects coordination offices.
The Programs Coordination Office within TIKA Bucharest, established in 2015, performed in cooperation with the public institutions, various projects in areas like education, health system, culture and sport. In its first year, TIKA have brought its contribution to increasing the quality of education through the projects aiming to improve the infrastructure and the endowment of the pre-school, secondary and higher education establishments.