To close out 2020, the Acronis Cyber Foundation was able to rebuild a run-down school in Madagascar that now accommodates up to 425 students. The school also received new plumbing, including new toilets and a handwashing station. Students at this school have already taken their exams scoring an average of 94%, significantly higher than the national average.
“The new school building in Madagascar is large enough to bring high school to this area and allow students to attend full-time classes. This wasn’t possible before, and because the school is centrally located, kids can enjoy a hot lunch at home,” said Michelle M. Rahm, Founding President of GemsOfMadagascar, Acronis’ NGO partner on the ground who helped to implement the project. “Our in-country project manager continually monitored the construction process with Acronis and managed expenses. He will continue to oversee the school complex for years to come.”
During 2020, the Acronis Cyber Foundation also completed the following milestones:
- Acronis opened three new schools in Nicaragua, Nepal and Madagascar;
- Acronis helped over 1,725 children from 853 families in over five countries from our school communities by distributing emergency food packages and supplying hygiene kits with information on handwashing and sanitation; and
- Acronis Cyber Foundation finalized the plans of opening two computer classrooms to connect to remote schooling during the pandemic, with classrooms in Tanzania and Nepal opening in the beginning of 2021.