12° Nicosia,
24 June, 2024

TechIsland equipped a new computer class in the Arakapas school after the wildfire

Non-profit organization TechIsland rebuilt the Regional Primary School in Arakapas, which suffered from a terrible wildfire. The organization has invested more than 200 000 euros in renovating the school. TechIsland also contributed to the opening of a computer class with the help of Asbis, one of the board members of the company. The supporting companies also include:

  • Easybrain
  • Ecommbx
  • Ecommpay
  • FunCorp
  • Exness
  • Nexters
  • Palta
  • TheSoul Publishing
  • WiseBits
  • BrainRocket
  • AITarget

The school suffered greatly from the fire - part of the building was damaged, all the trees on the adjoining territory were burned, and the infrastructure for outdoor activities for children was destroyed. With the efforts of Techisland, the school has a new landscaped space with a park zone and a children's playground. In the park, among the green foliage, one can see the red trunks of trees that were not spared by the fire - it is a kind of memorial that reminds of the tragedy that happened.

«Bringing positive change to the world should be done without expecting anything in return. And I hope this is what we teach our children and the people around us», stated Alexey Gubarev, investor and co-founder of Palta, who was behind the idea and executed it on behalf of TechIsland.

In January 2023, a new computer classroom was opened at the school. As a result, children can learn informatics basics, use 3D printers, and help in other subjects. Arakapas school received 24 computers and three Prestigio Multiboardsin - interactive display boards with Windows 11 Pro embedded from IT equipment distributor Asbis.

«Social responsibility is in Asbis's DNA. Therefore, we reacted immediately to this unfortunate event by participating with others in renovating the village's elementary school with the latest technology infrastructure. With our Prestigio Multiboards and PCs, we hope to reduce the suffering of the students and their families and make them see the future as more promising and innovative», stated Lefkios Theodosiou, director at Asbis Kypros Ltd.

On 3rd July 2021, a devastating forest fire tore through the community of Arakapas in the Troodos mountains, claiming four lives and causing the evacuation of up to ten villages. A wildfire affected 55 square kilometers of forest land. The blaze was visible from 65 kilometers away in the capital city of Nicosia. Due to strong winds, the flames spread quickly - in addition to the school, agricultural enterprises, and residential houses suffered - a total of more than 80 objects. The destruction it caused has been described as unprecedented.

Techisland has donated 900 000 euros to combat the fire's effects. In September 2021, the organization also participated in the charity event "Become the Tree of Life - You" at Odou village, which aimed to motivate and revitalize the morale of the people affected by the wildfires. In addition, with the aid of an amount of 320 000 euros, Techisland has provided support to 54 students from fire-affected regions who are pursuing higher education. While simultaneously offering a sum of 50 000 euros to support fruit producers Vasiliki Gi Organization.


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