Acronis and GoDaddy unite to build schools

John Johnson
John Johnson

Global Courant 2023-05-08 16:35:51

The Acronis Cyber ​​Foundation program has announced the completion of construction of new schools in Sierra Leone and Guatemala.

In partnership with GoDaddy Inc. (NYSE: GDDY), the company that helps entrepreneurs succeed, both construction projects support the program’s mission to empower and empower children with modern educational infrastructure and learning environments.

Barbara Junior Secondary School in Sierra Leone was completed in September 2022 and involved the development of three separate buildings designed to maximize daylight and fresh air.

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The school is located in the village of Barbara in the Port Loko district of Sierra Leone, an agricultural area where most families earn less than $2 a day.

Built with sustainable resources readily available in the immediate community, including bamboo and interlocking brick masonry, construction began in December 2021 with NGO partner Forikolo and is expected to be attended by more than 120 students. The school has facilities to support disabled children, a hygiene room for girls and the distribution of free hygiene products.

“These construction projects would not have been possible without the continued efforts of the Acronis Cyber ​​Foundation program and the extreme generosity of GoDaddy Pro.

“We work with tens of thousands of partners around the world and over the past five years, together with our partners, we have successfully and positively impacted thousands of children through the Foundation’s determination. We are so grateful to our partners for joining us in our mission to help people in underserved communities,” said Patrick Pulvermueller, CEO of Acronis.

In 2019, the Acronis Cyber ​​Foundation Program, Cloudfest and NGO partner Esperanza eV built five new classrooms to expand the existing Escuela Oficial Urbana Mixta San Antonio School in Guatemala. Prior to the program’s involvement, the school’s 525 students shared only 10 classrooms, leading to significant overcrowding.

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GoDaddy Pro joined the initiative in 2021 and helped fund the latest construction project, which includes remodeling and expanding three classrooms of the current facility, four additional classrooms, and a proper staircase. The next goal for the school in San Antonio, Guatemala, is to develop a modern computer lab that will allow students to optimize learning resources.

“These projects align with GoDaddy’s mission to make opportunities more inclusive for everyone. The successful completion of these projects provides communities with the educational resources they need and deserve. We are proud that our efforts and partnership with Acronis have boosted these communities and given these students an opportunity for a formal, modern education,” said Paul Bindel, President of GoDaddy Partners.

Established in 2018, the Acronis Cyber ​​Foundation program has a strong commitment to education by funding the construction of schools and providing IT skills training to communities around the world.

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In addition to building 18 schools and seven computer classrooms, the program has engaged in educational projects with more than 19,000 people participating in Acronis IT Skills programs worldwide. It has provided humanitarian aid to more than 5,000 people in disadvantaged communities.

The Acronis Cyber ​​Foundation program is focused on collaborating with other organizations to make a difference. Acronis invites all companies, large or small, to participate in collaborative projects. For partners wishing to develop their own community development plans, the program can also help support other initiatives.

Acronis and GoDaddy unite to build schools

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