Charity

CLOUDFEST

CHARITY

OUR ACHIEVEMENTS

65,360 €

Raised

2

Schools

702

Students

6

Classrooms (+ lavatories)

EVERY CHILD DESERVES AN EDUCATION

For each year of CloudFest, we aim to build one school! Last year we completed one in Guatemala, and this year one in Senegal. These schools serve the most vulnerable communities, unlocking the intelligence, talent, and imagination of new generations. Where will we build next?

Our charity partner Entrepreneurs for Knowledge (EFK) has a proven track record of facilitating the construction of schools for underprivileged communities around the world. EFK finds impactful school projects all over the world and makes doing good as easy as possible. As all their operating expenses are covered – 100% of your donation will reach our school-building projects.

SCHOOL PROJECTS

  • 2019 Guatemala
  • 2021 Senegal
  • 2019 - Guatemala

    2019

    Thanks to generous donations from companies and individuals in the cloud computing industry and some fantastic construction work by our local partners, over 500 kids get a better shot at a brighter future. In October 2019, the newly-renovated Escuela Oficial Urbana Mixta San Antonio in Sololá, Guatemala opened its doors.

    “It was important to design the new classrooms with the students in mind. It´s not just about a safe learning environment, but also about space where the teachers have the opportunity to provide their students with a quality education.” said school architect Luis Alberto Palacios.

  • 2021 - Senegal

    2021

    Senegal’s educational system faces many challenges. While the country offers free, compulsory education up to age 16, many students drop out due to poverty and a lack of resources. In particular female students are disadvantaged by the system.
    In 2018, EFK facilitated the construction of a school in the tiny, remote village of Soupa Sérère, which currently serves 136 students from across the region in three combined-year classrooms. Unfortunately, the classrooms were quickly far too small and there was an urgent need to create more space. Thanks to all the help of the Cloudfest attendees, we raised enough funding to make the extension of the school in Soupa Sérère possible! Construction work will start in June 2021 and is planned to be finalized in November 2021.

»Education is the most important tool to help Guatemala´s children to thrive. Only with a proper school environment children can concentrate on learning«
Luis Palacios
Architect of the CloudFest School