This week Camara Education reached a significant milestone in dispatching its 25,000th computer since it was set-up in 2005. To date Camara’s work has benefited over 500,000 students in Africa, Jamaica and Ireland who have received a better education as a result.
Camara Education refurbishes computers sourced from Irish businesses, government departments and individuals. These computers loaded with educational software, teacher training, technical support, and end-of-life e-Waste recycling enables thousands of people from marginalised communities’ greater opportunity to break the cycle of poverty they find themselves in.
One of Camara’s beneficiaries, Alderman Tembo, School Manager, Mama Monty School, Zambia, stated ‘I believe all courses in the future will need computers. It is good to expose these students to computers at a tender age, they will require these skills in higher education and industry work’. Camara believes that education is the key to long term development and that information and communication technology (ICT) is the single most powerful tool for improving education that exists today.
On reaching the landmark, Camara Education’s CEO John Fitzsimons commented ‘Today we have hit a milestone in Camara’s history in exceeding the 25,000 mark for computers distributed. I want to thank all of those that have given technology, time or donations and contributed in reaching this significant achievement’.
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