Madagascar, Ambalafeno
Acronis School in Madagascar
Construction Period: Mar 2020 – Oct 2020


Type of facility

A two-storey school building with four classrooms and sanitary facilities





NGO Partner


Academic year

August to July

Literacy rate (15+ years old)

81.2 %

Out-of-school children

Children (6 – 11 years) – 66,840
Adolescents (12 to 14 years) – 627,799
Youth (15 – 17) – 1,126,532

Project implementation

Abalafeno, a small village west of Antsirabe, has the only primary and secondary school in the region. Unfortunately, it was badly damaged by a cyclone in 2018. With the new building, the school will accommodate about 425 students with room for growth in the future.

News from the project

The Acronis Cyber Foundation recaps 2020 with the…
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.…
Hope in the midst of a pandemic for our school in…
Our implementing partner Gems of Madagascar provided us with updates on the progress of the school in Ambalafeno.  
Rebuilding education and dreams in Madagascar
The Acronis Cyber Foundation is excited to announce the construction of a new school for the children of Abalafeno village in Madagascar,…

About the country


Republic of Madagascar

Capital city



26.2 million people


Malagasy ariary (MGA)

Major languages

Malagasy and French

Travel information

Madagascar has a generally temperate climate, averaging 8–10 daily sunshine hours in most regions.

Annual average temperature

26°C (78.8°F)

Dry season

May to October, characterized by low levels of rainfall with sunny but cool days.

Wet season

November to April, characterized by higher levels of rainfall and humidity.

Travel tips

Hotel recommendations

Antananarivo: Carlton Madagascar Hotel

Antsirabe: Plumeria Hotel

Haute Matsiatra: Betsileo Country Lodge

Places to eat

Antananarivo: Vaniala Antsakaviro

Antsirabe: L’Insolite

Haute Matsiatra: Betsileo Country Lodge

Best souvenirs from the country

Zafimaniry crafts, artisan gems and stones, baobab seeds, Antemoro paper, Madagascan coffee

Travel agencies


Interpreting services



Proposed one week tour

Day 1: Antananarivo: Andafiavaratra Palace

Day 2: Alaotra-Mangoro: Andasibe-Mantadia National Park

Day 3: Antsirabe: School visit

Day 4: Fianarantsoa: Historical part of the city

Day 5: Haute Matsiatra: Ranomafana National Park

Day 6: Antsirabe: Tritriva Lake

Day 7: Antananarivo: Analakely Market

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