Having worked with Camara for over six years, we find them to be a professional organisation that continues to impress to this day. We started supporting Camara with funding in 2008 and to date the lris O’Brien Foundation has donated in excess of €1 million to Camara. ln addition to this funding, our overseas Foundation, the Digicel Foundation, in Jamaican and Haiti also work very closely with them by providing funding in excess of $365,000 (US dollars).
We have learnt through our close relationship and their feedback over this time that the introduction of technology in education radically improves student’s chances in life and that is why we value the work of Camara. We would encourage others to support and so increase the impact that they can have on the educational performance of so many disadvantaged children.Maria Mulcahy
The Costa Foundation is delighted to have signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Camara Ethiopia to support our schools in the coffee growing area of Bule Hora, in the Oromia Region of Ethiopia. Camara’s model fits extremely well with the Costa Foundation’s aim to increase access to education to children in these remote and marginalised communities and their social enterprise approach and partnership approach means that the actions we have funded are sustainable and long term.
We would recommend Camara as a partner to any organisation looking to make a lasting impact on education.
Salesforce volunteers have been instrumental in designing Camara’s unique computer tracking system, Afritrack.
Camara use the teacher training courses from Intel Teach program to deliver teacher training in Africa. Intel is also working with our Irish Education Hub to provide training support to Transition Year students.
Camara Zambia has since 2013 partnered with the Puma Energy Foundation on a project to improve and scale Camara’s impact in Lusaka and beyond. This project will provide up to 21,000 disadvantaged students across Zambia with the crucial 21st century skill of digital literacy.
The Stavros Niarchos Foundation
The Stavros Niarchos Foundation (www.SNF.org) is one of the world’s leading private international philanthropic organizations, that has supported the launch and set up of the Camara Refurbishment Hub in London.