CHICAGO, Oct. 27, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- buildOn teens recently gave presentations at Teza Technologies that resulted in new commitments from Teza Technologies CEO Misha Malyshev and his wife, Oksana Malysheva, to buildOn. The Malyshevs will personally sponsor the construction of an additional school in Malawi, and adult literacy classes in Haiti. In December 2013, buildOn received a $150,000 donation from the Malyshevs, which resulted in the completion of five schools in Malawi and Nicaragua."It has been deeply inspiring to hear from the buildOn students who built these schools, and about the positive influence those experiences have had on their perspectives of their own educational opportunities here in the U.S.," said Misha Malyshev, CEO of Teza Technologies. "We believe in buildOn's mission and we are thrilled to sponsor additional projects in Haiti and Malawi."

The schools are providing more than 2,100 children in rural villages with a clean, safe place to learn. Additionally, through a partnership with each village, buildOn is ensuring that at least half of the schools' students are female.

"On top of the already generous contributions that Misha Malyshev and the Teza Technologies family have made to buildOn, it is their continued desire to help end the education crisis globally that we could not appreciate more," stated Michelle Mirzoian, buildOn Vice President of Development, Midwest. "Not only have they given our Chicago students the opportunity to share their stories with Teza employees, but they have helped prove to the students that they are capable and able to change their communities from within."

With the Malyshevs' continued support, they will continue to help buildOn's movement to break the cycle of poverty, illiteracy and low expectations through service and education.

About Misha Malyshev: Misha Malyshev is the CEO and founder of Teza Technologies, a science and technology driven global quantitative trading business headquartered in Chicago with offices in New York and London. Dr. Malyshev earned his Ph.D. in astrophysics from Princeton University, as well as an M.S. in theoretical physics and a B.S. in physics and mathematics from Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology. An active supporter of education initiatives, Misha Malyshev joined buildOn in 2013 and is currently active as a member of the global leadership council. For more information, follow Misha Malyshev on Facebook and YouTube or visit

About buildOn: At home or abroad, buildOn's goal is to break the cycle of poverty, illiteracy and low expectations through service and education. Across the U.S., buildOn empowers urban youth to transform their neighborhoods through intensive community service and to change the world by building schools in some of the economically poorest countries in the world. Since 1991,buildOn has constructed 660 schools worldwide, with more than 85,000 children, parents and grandparents attending these schools every day. For more information, visit

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