The donation from the Hertz Europe Service Centre of 1000 computers to Camara Education for ethical reuse has the potential to transform the lives of 19,000 children in East Africa. The computers from the Rent a Car company will provide them with a better education through technology and the opportunity to break the poverty cycle in which they find themselves. Camara Education, a social enterprise and charity, specialises in the re-use of computers to educate children in disadvantaged schools in East Africa, Jamaica and Ireland.
Camara Education refurbishes computers, loads them with educational software and distributes them to disadvantaged schools. Key to Camara Education’s mission is training teachers on using computers as an educational resource. To date Camara has reused over 27,000 computers in this way, benefiting over 500,000 children who have received a better education as a result. Hertz’s donation will provide 19,000 disadvantaged school-children with an enhanced quality of education through technology. Without these computers the children would have been denied this educational opportunity and the computers would been decommissioned or destroyed through recycling. John Fitzsimons, CEO, Camara Education stated “Camara Education is delighted that Hertz
has chosen the more ethical disposal option of reuse of their computers prior to recycling.”