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Education for children in rural area in Myanmar: Acronis and Stiftunglife built primary school

In November 2017, the construction of a primary school in Ata, a rural village in Myanmar, about 200 km north of the country’s capital Naypyidaw, has been successfully completed.

Ata is home to 500 families with approximately 400 school-aged children.

Facts
Name: Acronis School
Type of facility: 
school building
Number of students: 
150
Number of facilities built by us:
1 building
Budget: 
35,000 euros
Construction period: 
July to November 2017
Location: 
Ata, Kyauk Padaung Township, Myanmar

Educational situation
Due to the lack of school buildings, many of them had to learn outdoors and were exposed to wind and weather. With the construction of the new school building, the children get the possibility to learn in a safe environment.
Primary school is highly important for children in Myanmar, as it is the only compulsory education they get. To continue with secondary education, they need to pass several exams. Without educational institutions, the children in rural areas do not get the chance to fulfil their potential. This is the reason why the new school encourages them to continue their education and to stick to their life goals.

Project implementation
The school provides education for 150 children from kindergarten to the first 4 school years and is part of the Branch High School in Ata, Kyauk Padaung Township. Stiftunglife, a non-profit organization, which supports the access to education for children in rural areas of the country, collaborated in the project.

 

During the opening ceremony, which was attended by the local community, village officials and Serguei Beloussov, CEO of Acronis, the school was officially handed over to the village. New teachers will be provided by the state.

 

The new school is part of Stiftunglife’s long-term-efforts for the community development in Myanmar. Due to the successful cooperation, Acronis plans to support the organization’s school building projects in the future, as social engagement is one of the key values of the company.