The Acronis Cyber Foundation Program, a collection of charitable activities created to interact with partners on community development projects and offer volunteer opportunities to team members around the world, turns five today, and Acronis is happy to mark the occasion. The Program’s primary goal is to make education easily accessible to everyone and has developed to encompass humanitarian disaster relief activities and environmental projects, marking five years of enormous success and continued growth in expanding education accessibility.
Founded in 2018, the Program has been strongly dedicated to education by funding school construction and bringing IT skills training to communities around the globe. The Acronis Cyber Foundation Program, with collaboration from partners, has built 18 schools with five additional schools in construction progress in 22 different countries. This initiative has benefited over 5,500 students who now have access to quality education. To further support education, 12 schools have been equipped with computer classrooms to provide students with access to technology and the chance to benefit from learning in a digital environment.
The Acronis Cyber Foundation Program has not only constructed schools but also conducted educational initiatives with 14,000 participants in IT skills training and provided aid to 5,000 individuals in underprivileged areas. Additionally, it has a significant impact on its volunteers, exposing them to diverse cultures and experiences, with 92% continuing to participate in humanitarian efforts each year.
Patrick Pulvermueller, CEO, Acronis commented “I am proud of what we achieved through the Acronis Cyber Foundation Program.”
He said “The Schools Initiative and IT Skills Training program provided much-needed support to those in need, opening a world of new educational and career opportunities. The success of the Acronis Cyber Foundation could not have been reached without the help of our partners. I’d like to thank them for their ongoing support and I have no doubt that our joint efforts will help contribute to a more positive and prosperous future.”
Education has a solid and positive impact on people’s lives, paving the way for future careers in technology, a flourishing global industry.
The Acronis Cyber Foundation’s IT training program in Singapore helped over 120 students complete certification training and gain valuable skills to secure employment, in partnership with Yellow Ribbon Fund. The Program recorded that over 70% of IT Skills Training graduates received employment within just one month following course completion. The IT Skills for migrants in Switzerland program, in partnership with Integres, an organization aimed at integrating immigrants into Switzerland, helped the migrant population of Schaffhausen refine and gain critical career skills, helping over 70 students in three years.
Sebastian Noelting, Managing Director at RNT Rausch said “The Acronis Cyber Foundation represents the same values that encouraged me to build the school in a village in the Dominican Republic.”
He added “We are convinced that problems such as poverty and hunger can only be solved sustainably through education. That is why education must be available to everyone all over the world. I’m glad that we have been able to partner with Acronis and are now working together towards this goal.”
The Acronis Cyber Foundation has been successful due to the support of its service provider partners, including GoDaddy, CloudFest, RNT Rausch, Zebra Systems, Climb Channel Solutions, BusyMouse, Ubistor, and others. The official charity partner of the Acronis Cyber Foundation Program, Groundbreaker, manages compliance and handles all building-related tasks during the implementation of school construction projects.
Leoni Rossberg, Co-Founder and Managing Director at 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 worldwide.”
He added “They show how relevant and impactful corporate responsibility is and we hope they can encourage even more companies in the tech sector to do the same.”
The Acronis Cyber Foundation Program is centred on collaborating with other businesses to change the world. All companies, big and small, are encouraged to work on collaborative projects by Acronis. The Program can assist in supporting additional activities for partners that want to create their community development strategies.