Camara is calling on organisations and individuals to ‘Pledge IT to Educate’ up to 100,000 children around the world. In the lead up to next week’s Web Summit in Dublin, Camara hopes to receive pledges of 5,000 used computers to help improve the education of students in disadvantaged communities in Africa, Haiti, Jamaica and Ireland. Each computer donated will provide 21 children with digital literacy and livelihood skills to help break the cycle of poverty.
Up to 500,000 computers are replaced in Ireland each year, and half of these could be reused by Camara to improve education. Used computers are refurbished, with educational content installed before being sent to schools and community groups.
St. Anthony’s School for the Deaf in Kenya has already benefited from computers donated by Irish organisations. They received a Camara eLearning centre along with teacher training last May, and the students made this video to show how it has greatly impacted their education;
Help Camara meet our target of 5,000 computer pledges by 31st October!