Camara Education are thrilled to announce an extraordinary landmark in the organisation’s history. We now have one million children that have had in excess of 35 hours access to Camara technology and gained the crucial 21st century skill of Digital Literacy and a much improved education as a result.
In the last decade Camara has undergone a lot of work to reach this landmark. 3,300 E-learning centres have been installed in communities across Ireland, Africa and the Caribbean. It is not a
simple matter of placing a computer in front of a child and expecting results to magically happen, the right framework needs to be introduced to ensure a sustainable approach is maintained throughout the education process and into the future. To ensure this, we have provided extensive ICT training to over 18,000 teachers.
The classroom environment is changing, the chalk and blackboard approach can only take us so far and by introducing technology into the classroom, Camara is ensuring a more personalised and interactive learning experience. We are making sure schools are better equipped than ever with over 66,000 computers already installed in our Elearning centres.
Camara is working towards providing equal learning opportunities for children no matter what their background, gender or upbringing, every child deserves to be treated to the same level of education.
It is really special to have reached this landmark in less than ten years. But we don’t plan on stopping there. By the end of next year we want to reach two million. This will be helped by the iKnowledge project which will see teachers receive crucial training needed to impact children using ICT in the classroom and the iMlango project which will impact 150,000 children. We will continue working to provide children in disadvantaged communities with the platform to reach their full potential.