Support for youth and farmers: İGA Development Academy founded

İGA, which has undertaken the construction of the İstanbul New Airport as well as its operational responsibilities for a period of 25 years, will be promoting, in collaboration with the Corporate Social Responsibility Association of Turkey, the slogan “Act Now for Development!” The company will provide communications and financial literacy education to 19 young people between the ages 18-30 and 1.000 farmers and neighbourhood residents in the airport area.

Projected to become the largest airport in the world to be built from scratch, the İstanbul New Airport has launched the “İGA Development Academy,” a sub-project of the “Social Investment Program” established on January 1, 2016. The project aims to enhance the capacities of youth and farmers living in the countryside and to help them to increase the gains from their sources of income.

At the academy, founded in collaboration with the Corporate Social Responsibility Association of Turkey, 19 young high school and university graduates have completed the programs “From Interaction to Effective Communication” and “Financial Literacy” and have become eligible for a certificate as a trainer’s trainer. The young people completing the program received their certificates from General Manager and Chief Executive Officer of İGA Airport Operation Kadri Samsunlu, Professor of Economics, Prof. Dr. Kerem Alkin and the Author Aret Vartanyan. Speaking at the certificate ceremony, Kadri Samsunlu commented that their sphere of responsibility was not only the project field but also the whole community. The certificate holders were each gifted with a tablet that they could use in the project.