We need your help to source 3,000 monitors by April 30th!
We are delighted to announce the shipment of our 50,000th computer, which is now en route from Dublin to Zambia. The achievement of this huge milestone is a testament to the hard work and commitment of Camara staff and volunteers all over the world, as well as the dedicated support of many others.
Since 2005 we have installed 2,500 eLearning centres and trained 12,000 teachers in 10 countries. And with this latest achievement we are well on our way to delivering 21st century skills to an additional 1.3 million students over the next three years.
Amidst the celebrations however lies a critical challenge which we must overcome. A severe shortage of flat- screen monitor donations is putting a strain on production in Dublin, and causing a delay in the supply of eLearning packages to East Africa. 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.
“Production in Dublin is under increasing pressure to meet the heavy demand from Camara’s education hubs in East Africa” according to Production Manager Frank Neenan. “Flat screen monitors are the vital missing ingredient we require to meet our targets”.
We are now launching an urgent appeal to organisations and individuals to donate their old monitors for use in schools in Kenya, Zambia and Ethiopia, where demand for eLearning is growing.
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Your donated monitors will be shipped to one our educational hubs around the world to begin their second life in a school serving disadvantaged communities. Each computer we receive is wiped, loaded with educational software and delivered to schools as part of a comprehensive package including teacher training, maintenance support and end of life recycling.
Camara eLearning centres, such as the above pictured centre in Mbheni School for girls in Mombasa, Kenya, provide disadvantaged children with an enhanced education and allow them to develop 21st century skills, greatly improving their future prospects.