Myanmar, Atar
Acronis School in Myanmar
Construction period: Jul – Nov 2017


Type of facility

A school building





NGO partner


Academic year

June – March

Literacy rate (15+ years old)

75.55 %

Attendance rate

Primary school – 93.76%
Lower secondary school – 83.86%
Upper secondary school – 47.26%

Project implementation

In November 2017, the Acronis Cyber Foundation officially opened a school in the village of Ata, in Myanmar’s Kyaukpadaung Township.

Due to a lack of school buildings in Atar, many children previously had to learn outdoors, where they were exposed to wind and weather. With the construction of the new school building, the children have a chance to learn in a safe and comfortable environment.

Ata’s new primary school now provides an education to 150 children from kindergarten through the first four school years. , a non-profit organization that supports access to education for children in rural areas of the country, collaborated with the Acronis Cyber Foundation on this project.

The school experienced disappointment in 2017–2018 when none of the students passed the final exam. But with the new building established, they started seeing changes in 2018–2019 when three out of twenty students passed. In 2019–2020, six out of seven passed the exam.

News from the project

Our school, our stories – Ata Branch School in Myanmar
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,…
COVID-19: Update on the country situation in our schools
The COVID-19 pandemic has affected the lives of children and their families as schools health systems buckle, borders close, and schools and…
Reminiscing our first school in Myanmar
Our first school initiative project was in central Myanmar, built for 150 children from five villages in the vicinity of Ata, from kindergarten…
Education for children in rural area in Myanmar: Acronis…
In November 2017, the construction of a primary school in Ata, a rural village in Myanmar, about 200 km north of the country’s capital…

About the country


Republic of the Union of Myanmar

Capital city



53.5 million people


Burmese kyat (MMK)

Major languages


Travel information

Myanmar generally is a tropical country but temperatures are not uniformly high throughout the year.

Annual average temperature

33°C (91°F)

Dry season

November to May, characterized by low levels of rainfall and higher temperatures.

Wet season

June to October, characterized by higher levels of rainfall and humidity.

Travel tips

Hotel recommendations

Yangon: The Strand Hotel

Bagan: Heritage Bagan Hotel

Inle Lake: Inle Resort and Spa

Places to eat

Kyaukpadaung: Aunty Moe, Thar Lon Aung Cafe

Best souvenirs from the country

Sand paintings, lacquerware, marionettes, bells and gongs, longyi

Travel agencies

Golden Express Tours

Interpreting services

Lingua Myanmar

Proposed one week tour

Day 1: Yangon: Shwedagon Pagoda

Day 2: Bagan: Bagan Archaeological Zone

Day 3: Kyaukpadaung: School visit

Day 4: Mandalay: Mandalay Palace

Day 5: Inle Lake: Nyaungshwe Town

Day 6: Inle Lake: Boat tours

Day 7: Yangon: Bogyoke Aung San Museum

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