Dublin TechSpacer wins Adobe Foundation scholarship

TechSpace and Foróige today announced that a Dublin ‘TechSpacer’ is the proud recipient of the Adobe Foundation’s annual Creativity Scholarship which will fund his 3rd level education fees for the duration of his chosen course. 18 ­year­ old Jessy Kalala, a young... read more

A New Trend For Schools To Follow

Camara envisions an Ireland where all young people have the skills to realise their potential and confidently create their future. Camara Ireland has worked closely with Gaelscoil Bharra in Cabra in Dublin, supplying both computers and training to the primary school.... read more

Dreaming of a Better Future: Changez Ndzai’s Kenya Diary

2013 is the year when I first became acquainted with the Camara Organization. At that time, I was working with another organization which was dealing with only youths here in Mombasa. I was working as head of the environmental department as well as the computer... read more

The need for sustainable development.

John Fitzsimons, Camara Education CEO shares his thoughts on the importance of and need for sustainable development….. It is dark outside. I look out the window and wonder what is happening 36,000 feet below. We are passing over arguably the most controversial... read more

How digital literacy has the power to unlock potential.

A blog from Camara Education CEO, John Fitzsimons. Neurosurgery. I can’t remember if I ever had a conversation with anyone about it. Yet here I was in Ganjoni Primary School with Patience Kamuche talking about what she wants to do when she finishes school. Where... read more

Camara Announce Landmark Millionth Digital Literate Child

Camara Education are thrilled to announce an extraordinary landmark in the organisation’s history. We now have one million children that have had in excess of 35 hours access to Camara technology and gained the crucial 21st century skill of Digital Literacy and a much... read more

Camara Technology Inspiring Young Entrepreneurs

On Tuesday 26th May,  the students of Gaelscoil Bharra in Cabra, Dublin, launched their innovative new school technology product with the support of the social enterprise Camara. As part of the Young Social Innovators program, the students researched, designed, and... read more

Camara’s Journey Into The Caribbean – Part IV

For the last week I’ve been watching the artists along the street outside of the entrance to my hotel. Every morning at 7 am they arrive with about 50 paintings. It takes them an hour to get all of the paintings hung up along the wall, transforming the space... read more

Camara’s Impact in Kenya

Here is another blog entry from our loyal reporter in the field, Changez Ndzai. This month, Changez gives us an update of all the happenings at the Camara Kenya hub. The iMlango Report: The iMlango project is still making huge strides since I last spoke to you. The... read more

How Volunteering Can Give Back To You

Volunteering is the gift of giving, it can bring so much joy to others in life and also ourselves. Volunteering can also prove very beneficial in developing your career as it is looked favorably on by prospective employers. Not only that, but there is such great... read more

Volunteering with Camara Education

Volunteers are a central part of the workforce in Camara Dublin and contribute enormously to the work that is carried out both in the workshop and with our operations in the office. At the heart of it all, volunteers hold true altruistic values, that desire to do... read more

Empowering a Community Through Volunteering

Camara has educated and provided digital literacy skills to hundreds of thousands of children in disadvantaged communities around the world. This would not be possible if not for the persistent efforts and dedication of our volunteers. This week is National... read more

Camara’s Journey Into The Caribbean – Part III

Bienvenue a Haiti! I arrived into the chaos of Port-au-Prince airport on Thursday to a text message that read, “there will be a one armed man who will help you”. I wasn’t sure if that was supposed to be prophetic or whether I’d just been... read more

Teaching For a Better Future

Girls in Africa don’t get treated to the same level of education as boys do and this is quite noticeable in the attendance rates. Some families are unable to send all their children to school due to financial issues and unfortunately in the cases of large families,... read more

Camara’s Journey Into The Caribbean – Part II

I spent yesterday with Georgia Morgan, our Project Manager in Jamaica, talking about how we would proceed now that we’ve shut down our operations there. We still need to support the computers that are in warranty, and provide end of life recycling options for... read more

Camara’s Journey Into The Caribbean – Part I

Camara’s, Caribbean and European Service Manager, Maureen O’Donnell has kindly documented her recent travels to the sunny Caribbean for us. Here is the first segment of her journey… It was cold and rainy when I left Boston on Patriots Day, the day of... read more