Mexico, Tepetzintan
Rural Skills School in Mexico
Construction period: Sep 2023 – Sep 2024


Type of facility

Completion of two classrooms, building one more classroom and sanitary facilities





NGO partner

Hábitat Comunal y Vivienda A.C.


Academic year

August to July

Literacy rate (15+ years old)

99.5 %

Out-of-school children


Project implementation

In 2011, Mexico’s Ministry of Higher Education launched the “Digital High Schools” program to provide upper secondary education in rural and indigenous communities. However, inadequate infrastructure has prevented the program from achieving its goal.

In Tepetzintan, Puebla, high school students faced difficulties as they had to attend classes in the afternoons at a secondary school. This caused problems and discontent among the student community and parents. As a result, the community started a self-managed project called Rural Skills School. The students proposed that the Digital High School of Tepetzintan should become a Rural Skills School that teaches practical skills and ancestral agricultural knowledge to preserve indigenous language and culture.

The community now has two almost completed classrooms for high school students. Acronis and its partner Virtual Tech came on board to complete two existing classrooms, build the third one and sanitary facilities. If you’d like to join this project and support the community, contact us at


About the country


The United Mexican States

Capital city

Mexico City


129 million people


Mexican peso (MXN)

Major languages


Travel information

Mexico has a diverse climate due to its size and topography, ranging from tropical in the south to arid and semi-arid in the north. The coastal areas are influenced by the sea, while the interior regions experience more extreme temperatures and seasonal variations.

Annual average temperature

25°C (77°F) at coastal regions,  18°C (64°F) central and northern regions

Dry season

November/December to April/May

Wet season

May/June to October/November

Travel tips

Hotel recommendations

Puebla: Hotel Cartesiano, Hotel Real Santander

Places to eat

Puebla: El Mural de los Poblanos, Mercado el Carmen, Cemitas Las Poblanitas

Best souvenirs from the country

Mexican chocolate, tequila or Mezcal, traditional Mexican pottery, Talavera tiles or ceramics, vanilla extract, Mexican hot sauce or salsa, silver jewelry or crafts, Alebrijes (colorful hand-carved wooden creatures), Otomi embroidery, traditional Mexican blankets or sarapes, hand-painted tiles or murals, Guayabera shirts, Lucha libre masks.

Travel agencies

Viajes Mexitours, Travelvia, Operadora Turistica de Puebla

Interpreting services

Traducciones Pomaski


Proposed one week tour

Day 1: School visit

Day 2: Puebla tour, Cortes Palace, Xochimilco

Day 3: Zocalo, Castillo de Chapultepec, transfer to Chiapas

Day 4: Cañón del Sumidero, transfer to Chis

Day 5: Templo del Sol, transfer to Cancun

Day 6: Xel-Há Park

Day 7: Playa Delfines


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