Camara Education is DSCN7500dedicated to inspire and empower a young generation in developing countries to improve life opportunities through ICT in education. Reused computers can help a young generation to improve life opportunities and to achieve better grades in education.

Since its foundation, Camara has helped more than 1,800,000 children become digitally literate.  Most of them come from disadvantaged communities, serviced by Camara’s six African hubs in Ethiopia, Kenya, Zambia, Uganda, Lesotho and Tanzania. Much has been achieved in the past 10 years, but there is still more to be done. Through collaboration with Irish Aid and participation in Africa Day 2016, Camara will work to raise awareness about the importance of ICT in Education.

In order to achieve this, we will be talking about the impact of a single computer donation. Each reused Camara computer is installed in a low income school where it can provide digital literacy skills to 21 students. Instead of needlessly throwing away IT equipment people can donate to Camara to give students in disadvantaged communities the chance at a better education and consequently better life prospects.

In Dublin, Ireland, the Africa Day 2016 takes place in Farmleigh House, Phoenix Park on Sunday May 27th, from 11am to 6pm. The family-friendly event is FREE to attend. The event is sponsored by Irish Aid and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

Camara will have a stand at Africa Day 2016 and will demonstrate the programs that have been used in education and also the impact of reused computers, in order to highlight the importance of using education technology to enhance Africa’s economic future.

Individuals and families are invited to visit Camara’s stand on Sunday to chat with volunteers, participate in activities and learn more about the important work Camara is doing for education. Why not try out Camara’s educational package of numeracy and literacy games on one of the refurbished laptops, which will soon be sent to an African school. Children can try our quiz about Africa and volunteers will be on hand to explain what Camara does and answer your questions.

Details of where you can drop off your unwanted computers can be found here

More information about Africa Day 2016 can be found at africaday.ie