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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

The Escuela Official Urbana Mixta San Antonio is a school center consisting of one preschool, one primary school, and two secondary schools. Previously, the school’s 525 students shared just 10 classrooms, leading to significant overcrowding. In 2019, the Acronis Cyber Foundation along with Cloudfest extended the existing school building with the construction of five new classrooms. This did a lot to relieve overcrowded classes, but the school was still limited on spare room and lacked modern facilities.

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 Guatemala!

Partners

News from the project

Our school, our stories – Sustainable construction in…
A school community is not just a building. It’s the various individuals and groups who are invested in the welfare and vitality of the school,…
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…

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