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Acronis Foundation builds new school in Cambodia, provides safe learning environment to 500 children

Acronis Foundation, a non-profit organization established by Acronis to build a more knowledgeable future, is pleased to announce that it built a new school for 500 boys and girls in a remote village of Prei Changha,Cambodia. The school was built in partnership with Swiss-based development organization Child’s Dream.

Prei Changha village is located in the Banteay Meanchey Province, northern Cambodia, bordering with Thailand. It has a population of 3,255 residents and is home to 790 families. The school provides the much-needed education for three other surrounding villages, covering levels from kindergarten to primary 1 through 6. The new facilities, which include five fully-furnished classrooms and facilities, will increase the number of enrolments by providing safe and motivating learning environment for boys and girls aged between 5 and 12. 

As a second stage to the programme, Acronis Foundation will also supply solar-powered equipment to provide computer training to children and local villagers, teaching them the basics of digital literacy. 

“This is the third school that the Acronis Foundation opened this year, and there are two more being built. This is our way of giving back to the community. We build schools in remote areas and encourage children to learn. Through our schools, children are able to access the world of knowledge through the internet and computer equipment that we supply. Education helps communities break the cycle of poverty, become more efficient and self-determined,” said Jochen Berger, Managing Director of the Acronis Foundation

The new school will emphasize the importance of education to the whole community and provide an incentive for young people to complete their secondary education and reach their life goals.

“Prei Changha school project serves as a great example of how businesses could and should contribute to the development of younger generations around the world, inspiring them to learn, to explore and to aim higher in life. This really is a life-altering experince for the kids and their fellow villagers,” said Mr. Daniel Siegfried, Co-founder & Head Projects, Child's Dream Association.

Acronis Foundation has built schools in Myanmar, Tanzania, Cambodia, with three more schools under construction in Guatemala, Senegal, and Peru. The Foundation is looking for partners and donors to support further projects around the world.

To find out more about Foundation projects, please visit https://acronis.org.

About Child’s DreamAssociation

Child's Dream Associationis a charitable not-for-profit organization founded by Daniel Siegfried and Marc Jenni in 2003. The foundation is dedicated to empowering marginalised children, youth and communities in the Mekong Sub-Region of MyanmarLaosThailand, and Cambodia. The primary goals of Child's Dream are to enhance the quality of healthcare, to reduce child mortality, construct educational facilities to provide basic education and higher education, and provide scholarship programs and employment opportunities to families and communities.

About Acronis Foundation

The Acronis Foundation was established by Acronis in 2018 in honor of Acronis’ 15-year anniversary and the company’s founding principle that all evils are caused by insufficient knowledge. The Foundation supports multiple initiatives around the world designed to stimulate education in order to gain and protect knowledge.Constant learning, creating and protecting knowledge, and advancing technology are integral parts of Acronis’ DNA. As a result, Acronis has been creating and sharing knowledge by funding schools, research, and training programs in communities around the world.



About Acronis:

Acronis unifies data protection and cybersecurity to deliver integrated, automated cyber protection that solves the safety, accessibility, privacy, authenticity, and security (SAPAS) challenges of the modern digital world. With flexible deployment models that fit the demands of service providers and IT professionals, Acronis provides superior cyber protection for data, applications, and systems with innovative next-generation antivirus, backup, disaster recovery, and endpoint protection management solutions powered by AI. With advanced anti-malware powered by cutting-edge machine intelligence and blockchain based data authentication technologies, Acronis protects any environment - from cloud to hybrid to on premises - at a low and predictable cost.

Founded in Singapore in 2003 and incorporated in Switzerland in 2008, Acronis now has more than 2,000 employees in 34 locations in 19 countries. Acronis Cyber Protect solution is available in 26 languages in over 150 countries and is used by over 20,000 service providers to protect over 750,000 businesses.



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Karl Bateson
+617 306 6275
Karl.Bateson@acronis.com


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