Acronis Cyber ​​​​Foundation supports children and local communities

Acronis is celebrating the fifth anniversary of the Acronis Cyber ​​​​Foundation Program, which consists of a series of philanthropic initiatives designed to work with partners on community development projects and to support volunteer work for team members around the world. With five years of great success and increasing access to education, the program focuses primarily on making educational opportunities accessible to all and has evolved to provide assistance to environmental projects and humanitarian aid to victims of natural disasters.

Launched in 2018, the program has a strong focus on education, funding the construction of schools and providing IT skills to communities around the world. Under the Acronis Cyber ​​​​Foundation Program, Acronis, in collaboration with partners, has built 18 schools and five others are under construction in 22 different countries. This initiative has already helped more than 5500 students access quality education. For additional support, 12 schools have been equipped with computer classrooms to provide students with access to technology and learning in a digital environment.

In addition to building schools, the program engages in educational projects with more than 14,000 people participating in Acronis IT skills training programs. The program also provides humanitarian assistance to more than 5,500 people in under-resourced communities. The program also deals directly with the participating volunteers who are involved in projects in remote parts of the world, offering a unique introduction to other cultures. For example, 92% of Acronis Cyber ​​​​Foundation Program volunteers are involved in humanitarian initiatives on an annual basis.

Patrick Pulvermueller, CEO of Acronis: “I am proud of what we have all achieved with the Acronis Cyber ​​​​Foundation Program. The school initiative and the IT Skills Training Program provided much-needed support to those in need and opened up a whole world of new educational opportunities. – and career opportunities. The success of Acronis Cyber ​​​​Foundation would never have been possible without the help of our partners. I would like to thank them for their continued support, and I have no doubt that our joint efforts will contribute to a more positive and more prosperous future.”

Education has a powerful and positive impact on people’s lives and paves the way for future careers in technology, a booming industry worldwide. The Acronis Cyber​​​​​​Foundation’s IT training program in Singapore, in partnership with the Yellow Ribbon Fund, helped more than 120 students complete certification training and gain the valuable skills to land a job. More than 70% of those who followed the IT skills training got a job within a month of completing the training. The IT Skills program for migrants in Switzerland entered into a partnership project with Integres, an organization focused on the integration of immigrants in Switzerland. Over the course of three years, this project provided 70 migrants from Schaffhausen with all the skills for a career.

Sebastian Noelting, CEO at RNT Rausch: “The Acronis Cyber ​​Foundation stands for the same values ​​that inspired me to build a school in a village in the Dominican Republic. We are convinced that problems such as poverty and hunger can only be solved in a sustainable way through education. can be solved. That is why education must be available to everyone everywhere in the world. I am glad that we can work with Acronis to achieve this goal.”

The success of Acronis Cyber ​​​​Foundation is due to the help of Acronis service providers, including GoDaddy, CloudFest, RNT Rausch, Zebra Systems, Climb Channel Solutions, BusyMouse, Ubistor and many others. The official charity partner of the Acronis Cyber ​​​​Foundation Program, Groundbreaker, ensures compliance with legislation and handles all aspects related to building procedures.

Leoni Rossberg, co-founder and CEO of Groundbreaker said: “Acronis has been an important partner for us since the beginning and we are grateful for their commitment to providing access to quality education around the world. They demonstrate the relevance and power of corporate responsibility , and we hope they can persuade even more companies in the tech sector to do the same.”

The Acronis Cyber ​​​​Foundation Program focuses on collaborating with other organizations to make a difference together. Acronis invites all companies, large and small, to work on projects together. For partners who want to draw up their own development plans for the local community, the program can also help with other initiatives.

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