Donate
South Africa, Cape Town
Acronis School in South Africa
Construction Period: Oct 2020 – Oct 2022

Facts

Information

A new school building with three classrooms and sanitary facilities

Students

200

Budget

€69,677.77

NGO Partner

Education

Academic year

January to December

Literacy rate (15+ years old)

87.1%

Attendance rate

Primary school – 89.0%
Lower secondary school – 51.6%
Upper secondary school – 61.5%

Out-of-school children

Children (6 – 11 years) – 65,377
Adolescents (12 to 14 years) – 145,502
Youth (15 – 17) – 169,877

Project implementation

The South African constitution states that everyone has the right to basic education, as well as to adult education and secondary education.

Education in South Africa is compulsory for children between 6 and 15 years of age (or up to grade 9, depending on which is first attained). This obligation to attend school is secured in the South African Schools Act of 1996.

Many children experience a broken journey through school, interrupted by irregular attendance, absent teachers, teenage pregnancy, and school-related abuse and violence.

The existing school’s land will be purchased and the old school building demolished to build a new building for 200 children. We encourage the local communities to participate in this process and complete the building project, helping to ensure school sustainability and community commitment.

News from the project

Gender inequality and empowering girls through education
Gender equality is a human right, but our world faces a persistent gap in access to opportunities and decision-making power for women and men.…
International Day of the Girl Child
11 October is the observance of International Day of the Girl Child. The observation supports more opportunity for girls and increases awareness…
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…
Empowering girls through education, a new School…
The Acronis Cyber Foundation is excited to announce the construction of a new school for girls in South Africa, together with our implementing…

About the country

Country

Republic of South Africa

Capital city

Cape Town

Population

58.7 million people

Currency

South African rand (ZAR)

Major languages

11 official languages. 23% speak Zulu as a first language. English is the fourth most common first language in the country, but is understood in most urban areas and is the dominant language in government and the media.

Travel information

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

Annual average temperature

26°C (78.8°F)

Dry season

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

Wet season

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

Travel tips

Hotel recommendations

Cape Town: The Glen Boutique Hotel & Spa
Stellenbosch: Oude Werf Hotel
Port Elizabeth: Lemon Tree Lane

Places to eat

Cape Town: Ocean Basket Seapoint
Stellenbosch: Man’oushe
Port Elizabeth: Salt Restaurant

Best souvenirs from the country

Zulu ceremonial spoons, Old World wine, кooibos tea, Kalahari salt, зate made from native animals

Travel agencies

Pentravel

Interpreting services

PoliLingua

Proposed one week tour

Day 1
Cape Town: Cable car up Table Mountain and hiking

Day 2
Stellenbosch: Winery visits

Day 3
Khayelitsha: School visit

Day 4
The Garden Route road trip: Gansbaai shark cage diving

Day 5
The Garden Route road trip: Bloukrans Bridge

Day 6
The Garden Route road trip: Addo Elephant National Park

Day 7
Port Elizabeth: The Wreck of the Sacramento

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