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Guatemala, San Antonio, Sololá
Escuela Oficial Urbana Mixta San Antonio School in Guatemala
Construction period: Feb 2021 – Oct 2021

Facts

Type of facility

Three classrooms, a toilet unit, stairs

Students

525

Budget

€40,000

NGO partner

Education

Academic year

January – October

Literacy rate (15+ years old)

81.29 %

Attendance rate

Primary school – 94%
Lower secondary school – 52%
Upper secondary school – 31%

Out-of-school children

Children (6 to 11 years old) – 246,375
Adolescents (12 to 14 years old) – 385,857
Youth (15 to 17 years old) – 680,289

Project implementation

This project is phase #2 in extention of the primary school Escuela Oficial Urbana Mixta San Antonio. In 2019, the Acronis Cyber Foundation along with Cloudfest have already constructed five new classrooms to extend the current school building, which was a big relief for overcrowded classes, but the school still lacked spare room for proper education process. In 2021, we went even further with some
help from our friends at GoDaddy Pro, building three additional classrooms, a toilet unit, and proper stairs for the school’s 525 students.

However, the Acronis Cyber Foundation knows that the best way to set students up for lifelong success is with a modern education — and that means access to technology. Our next goal is to establish a computer classroom for the school, so that the children can receive educational resources and opportunities that will change their lives and the lives of their families. Join us in our mission and donate today to bring a brighter future to the kids in Guatemela!

 

Partners

News from the project

Update on COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund – Guatemala
Our NGO partner in Guatemala, San Antonio, Sololá, shared with us some news of the plans to distribute aid packages to the school community.
Guatemala school video
Have a look at the newly-extended school in Guatemala and feel the atmosphere of the celebratory school opening ceremony with us.
Acronis Cyber Foundation Opens New School in San…
Acronis Cyber Foundation and Cloudfest,  the world’s number one cloud computing conference, in partnership with the German charity Esperanza…
Joined forces for children in Guatemala
The Acronis Foundation and Cloudfest, the world’s largest cloud and hosting event, joined forces to fund a school construction project in…

About the country

Country

Republic of Guatemala

Capital city

Guatemala City

Population

15 million people

Currency

Quetzal (GTQ)

Major languages

Spanish, more than 20 indigeneous languages

Travel information

Guatemala is a tropical country with distinct wet and dry seasons. The dry season/ summer – November to April – is the best time to visit Guatemala. The air becomes hazy and incredibly hot by mid-March in the lead-up to the rainy season, volcanoes become almost invisible. In the wet season/ winter – May to October, the majority of rain falls in September and October. Rain usually appears as late afternoon downpours, rather than all-day showers.

Travel tips

Hotel recommendations

Guatemala City: Barcelo Guatemala City
Antigua: Posada de Don Rodrigo
Santa Catarina Palopo: Villa Santa Catarina

Places to eat

Chichicastenango: restaurant of the Mayan Inn Hotel
Solola: El Pescador
Guatemala City: Hibiscus Restaurante

Best souvenirs from the country

Guatemalan coffee, jade jewelry, textile, pottery, masks

Taxi

Taxis Sololá Comodidad Y Confort

Travel agencies

MARIOS TOURS

Interpreting services

ProZ

Proposed one week tour

Day 1: Guatemala City: Antigua

Day 2: Antigua: Acatenango volcano hiking

Day 3: Antigua: Coffee plantation tour

Day 4: Atitlan Lake boat tour, Mayan ruins visit

Day 5: San Antonio, Solola, School visit

Day 6: Chichicastenango market

Day 7: Monterrico black sand beaches

Help by donating
If you believe in our mission and want to make an impact, you can support the Acronis Schools Initiative