The Haiti Earthquake – Five Years On

Today – January 12th – marks the fifth anniversary of the Haitian earthquake. Five years is a long time in today’s fast-paced news environment, so it’s worth reminding ourselves of the damage done. More than 230,000 people were killed Over 1.5... read more

European Year of Development Kicks Off Today

2015 has been designated the European Year of Development (EYD), in an effort to raise awareness of the plight of people around the world who face struggles that most of us in the developed world do not have to contend with. Dochas – The Irish Association of... read more

Your Unwanted Laptop Can Make A Difference!

Have you received a new laptop or tablet for Christmas which means you now have an unwanted laptop lying idle? If the answer to this question is ‘yes’, then Camara Education can help. Your old laptop can transform the lives of children in Ireland, Africa and Haiti who... read more

Modern Ethiopia Shedding Stereotypes

It is 30 years since the harrowing images of the famine crisis in Ethiopia hit our screens, all of which led to Band Aid, and the massive aid operation that saw Irish people donate in their droves. The modern-day Ethiopia is a radically different place, and while the... read more

Thank You and Happy Christmas 2014!

                      2014 has been a transformative year for Camara. From this year’s efforts alone, over 12,000 PCs are now in schools and 4,000 teachers have been trained to use them in education. These... read more

Camara in Haiti – Bringing Hope to Cité Soleil

Jacinta McGuane, General Manager of Camara Haiti, sent this update from Cite Soleil – an extremely impoverished and densely-populated slum in Port-au-Prince. However, in spite of this poverty, local youth leaders are making strides. Every Saturday morning, our... read more

Record Year for Camara Education

12,000 – that’s the incredible number of computers that Camara Education has sent to disadvantaged schools in 2014 following the shipment of 952 computers and monitors to Ethiopia this week. It represents a record figure for Camara and also means that, since its... read more

Desmond Tutu Launches Camara-led ICT for Development Alliance

On Wednesday 19th Nov, Desmond Tutu flew in to Brussels from South Africa for, what he says, will be the last time, to launch the Camara-led ICT for Development (ICT4D) Alliance, who to date have collectively impacted 24 million children in developing countries. This... read more

Web Summit 2014 – That’s a Wrap!

To bring the curtain down on our Web Summit 2014 experience, our queen of the stand – Anna McGettigan – shares her thoughts on a whirlwind few days in Dublin 4. The Web Summit was a great experience. As it was my first time attending an event as big as... read more

Camara Makes Deloitte ‘Fast 50′ for Fourth Year Running

Camara Education is delighted to announce that we ranked 45th in the 2014 Deloitte Technology Fast 50, a ranking of the 50 fastest growing technology companies in Ireland. Rankings are based on average percentage revenue growth over five years. Camara’s CEO, John... read more

World Orphans Day – Camara & The Good Life Orphanage

Today – November 10th – is World Orphans Day. To mark this significant day in the calendar, we received the below account from Caleb Babu from the Good Life Orphanage in Kenya, who attends the adjoining school. Caleb’s story is sadly an... read more

Ever Wonder How Your IT Pledges Change Lives?

It can sometimes be hard for people who are not on the ground in Africa or the Caribbean to gauge the impact that Camara Education – thanks to your donations – is having on the lives of young children in developing countries. The below passage brings it... read more

Camara Makes Key Contribution to Early Literacy in Mombasa

Below is the story of Abracadabra, a software package designed to improve early literacy among children in Grade 2 (ie 8 year-olds) in Mombasa, Kenya which was first reported here. Camara played a large part in the success of this initiative, having provided both the... read more

Minister Simon Harris Launches #PledgeIT Campaign

Simon Harris TD launched Camara Education’s #PledgeIT campaign at our headquarters in Chapelizod earlier today (Tuesday). Camara has been selected to speak at next week’s Web Summit, where CEO John Fitzsimons will ask businesses and individuals to pledge their IT... read more

Camara Chosen to Speak at Web Summit

Last week, Camara received the fantastic news that we have been chosen to speak at the Web Summit 2014, which takes place from November 4th-6th at The RDS. It represents quite a coup for Camara, which was one of a host of social enterprises that applied to present... read more

Media Matters

The subject of this week’s volunteer focus is David Sheehan, our recently acquired Media and Communications Officer, and pedlar of bad puns. Having worked in finance for over ten years, making the move to Camara was a big step. I studied business in college,... read more

Project iMlango Hits Ground Running

Back in July, we told you about Camara’s new strategic partnership with the UK Department for International Development (DFID) and corporate partners Avanti, sQuid and Whizz Education. Derived from the Swahili word for door or portal, iMlango seeks to improve... read more

London Calling – Gemma’s Month with Camara

The subject of this week’s volunteer focus is Gemma Fisher, who took up a one-month role in our London hub for September. Take it away Gemma… I did an English and Sociology undergrad and then a masters in Humanitarian Law and Conflict and wanted to gain... read more