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

Transforming an Education Through Digital Literacy

Over the next three weeks as part of a Gender Equality campaign by Camara Education, we will be sharing some inspiring stories and initiatives from our work abroad about how technology in the classroom has altered the lives of thousands of girls in disadvantaged... read more

Changes On The Horizon: Update From Our Kenya Hub

Camara Education has a lot to be thankful for,most notably our dedicated team of volunteers and staff across our hubs in Africa. Changez Ndzai is a passionate individual and is a key member of the Camara Education team in our Kenya hub and he has been reporting to us... read more

E-Waste – What Can We Do About It

With the evolution of technology as a readily available resource to those in nearly all parts of the world, the recycling and safe disposal of E-waste has increasingly become a major problem. E-waste refers to discarded electrical or electronic devices. Hazardous... read more

The Need For Technology In Classrooms

In today’s world, we are surrounded by the latest and ever evolving trends in technology and it has become almost ubiquitous in linking all aspects of our modern life. Especially in terms of education, the introduction of technology in classrooms in recent years has... read more

From Italy With Happiness

  I think that my Irish experience could be summed up with this beautiful quote, “We are not perfect, we are learning. That’s the beauty in our specific journey.” I took up a 5 month internship with Camara Education and wasn’t sure what to expect, except the... read more

Camara NI’s First African Shipment Sets Sail

Today is a landmark day for Camara Northern Ireland as the hub celebrates its first shipment to Africa. 450 computers will be loaded inside a shipping container before making the long journey to Zambia. Over its lifetime, one computer can impact 21 children, so with... read more

Tim’s African Diary – Part V

March 2nd – Visit to Star of the Sea Primary School, Mombasa. Sister Ruth, Principal of ‘Star of The Sea Primary School’ in Mombasa was ready to greet me at the door of her office. She looks after 1,145 students and 28 teachers, and although... read more

Project iMlango Roll-Out Begins

Project iMlango – Camara’s groundbreaking educational initiative, in partnership with the UK Department for International Development (DFID) and corporate partners Avanti, sQuid and Whizz Education – has recently been rolled out across several pilot schools in Kenya.... read more

Tim’s African Diary – Part IV

March 2nd – Mombasa hub & school visits Touching down in Mombasa was as smooth as a breeze, and the brief stop off at Kilimanjaro in Tanzania on the way certainly added a bit of excitement to the trip. Philip recommended I get a seat on the left hand side of the... read more

Tim’s African Diary – Part III

25th February – Trip to Jerusalem Primary School  The highlight today was visiting Jerusalem Primary School in Addis Ababa. More than 1,600 children go to school here every day, age 5 to 15, and the pupil teacher ratio is 80:1 You can imagine the reaction amongst... read more

Tim’s African Diary – Part II

Tim’s arrival in Africa was documented in his first blog on Tuesday, and since then he has paid a visit to our hub in Addis, before traveling to meet teachers and students in a local school…   February 23rd – First day at the office at the... read more

Tim’s African Diary – Part I

Tim Hurley, Camara’s Fundraising Manager, left behind the lush plains of the Curragh and departed for Addis on Saturday. He will spend some time in Ethiopia before moving on to Kenya as part of a fact-finding trip, his first ever to Africa. The ever-adaptable... read more

A 700km E-Waste Trip

Federica Malesardi, Camara’s Operations Manager in Zambia, embarked on a 700km round-trip last week to collect some E-Waste from a school in the Copperbelt. She sent us this short blog recounting the journey. I went to the Copperbelt from Monday 16th to Friday... read more

Camara’s Ethiopian Impact Would Fill Croke Park 4 Times

Camara hit a landmark number with the departure of our latest shipment. A container of 936 computers and monitors left Dublin today, bound for Ethiopia, which brings the total number of computers shipped to Ethiopia beyond the 15,000 mark. Each computer that is... read more

Camara London Seeks New Home

Are you a business owner with premises lying idle? Would you like to help a growing educational charity that improves literacy levels of children in Africa? If the answer to these questions is ‘Yes’, then read on. Camara urgently needs a new base for our London... read more