Camara is urgently appealing for donations of flat screen monitors to help supply education packages to disadvantaged schools in Kenya and Zambia.  1,500 computers are fully refurbished and loaded with educational software, ready to be shipped from Dublin, but the lack of accompanying monitors is delaying their delivery.

Students in eLearning centre at Mbheni Primary School in Mombasa, Kenya. Photographer: Tim Mansel

Students in eLearning centre at Mbheni Primary School in Mombasa, Kenya. Photographer: Tim Mansel

We are calling on all organisations and individuals in Ireland to donate their used monitors to Camara to improve the quality of education and provide marginalised communities worldwide with digital literacy skills.  Over 6,000 monitors will be required this year to help meet our target of delivering digital literacy to an additional 1.3 million students over the next three years.

The current shortage of monitor donations is due to the longer life span of monitors compared to a hard drive. Often updating your computer does not necessarily mean that your monitor needs to be updated, however, there are thousands of monitors around the country that are no longer in use and could be reused in education to provide children with 21st century skills.

Find out how to donate your monitor and other used computer equipment here.