In March, a contract was signed with the Ministry of Education, where we have committed to delivering 17,500 computers over the course of 5 years, with 2,500 computers being delivered over the next 10 months.

The facility at EMA compound was handed over by the Ministry of Education to Camara Ethiopia on April 1st, at which point we set about renovating the largest room.  After 3 weeks of extensive refurbishment under the watchful of foreman Farid Ali, we were able to unveil the new refurbishment hub, which now awaits the first container of computers due around June 20th. It’s contents will be distributed to 18 beneficiary schools in the Addis Ababa area and used to outfit the Camara refurbishment hub and training rooms.

Each of the first 18 beneficiary schools have signed contracts and are eagerly awaiting the arrival of our first container.  38 IT teachers from these 18 schools underwent an intensive one-week hardware maintenance training course in early May.  The 2nd container of computers is due to arrive in August and interested beneficiary schools have already been pre-vetted and school contracts signed.  Over 40 volunteers have signed up to our volunteer programme, eager to embark in the unloading, refurbishment & distribution of the 1st batch of computers.

Our new staff additions are:

  • Tadele Mengistu – Technical Manager
  • Funute G/Kirstos – Technical Officer – Vetting and M&E
  • Mikiyas Woldeyesus – Training Manager

Story by Gina – Country Director for Camara Ethiopia