Social enterprise Camara Education is hosting a three day drop off event, 25 – 27th July,  in the The Square Town Centre, Tallaght, Dublin, and will be collecting used PCs, laptops, monitors, keyboards, mice, chargers and leads.

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Computers are refurbished by volunteers at Camara premises in Chapelizod, Dublin 20

The Camara team will be located in the Centre Mall, from 10am to 6pm, Thursday until Saturday, ready to accept your old and used IT equipment.  Due to a current shortage of computer monitors, as people often hold onto their monitor when updating their desktop, Camara is urging businesses and individuals to bring along any redundant monitors.

Camara refurbishes computers and uploads educational software, before sending them to schools in Ireland, the Caribbean and Africa. One reused computer can give 21 children the gift of digital literacy, ensuring they have access to a broader curriculum and develop important ICT skills, a vital attribute to gaining employment in the 21st century. Camara provides teacher training, to ensure the computers are fully integrated into daily lesson plans and ensures all equipment is properly recycled at the end of its useful life. Since its establishment in 2005, Camara has trained over 11,000 teachers, with over 500,000 students becoming digitally literate.

Each computer received by Camara is wiped of all information in accordance with US Department of Defence Standard 5220.22M. A data destruction certificate is issued, which provides peace of mind that all data has been securely erased.

This event is taking place in partnership with InTallaght Magazine, who recently featured an article highlighting the work of Camara Education in the local community.

If you are unable to make it to this event in The Square, please click here for alternative Camara drop off locations.

 

Where:  The Centre Mall of The Square Town Centre, Tallaght, Dublin 24.

When:  Thursday July 25th – Saturday July 27th,  10am to 6pm.