International Youth Day 2016

Today marks International Youth Day, a day where we can focus on inspiring and empowering a young generation around the world. There is a greater need more than ever to invest in youth today. This year, International Youth Day is about achieving the 2030 Agenda for...

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Camara Education Annual Report 2015

Camara Education is delighted to announce the launch of our Camara Education Annual Report 2015  detailing some of our biggest landmarks and partnerships from the last year as well as some inspiring stories from home and overseas. Many thanks to everyone who...

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Ten years, Ten lessons in ICT in Education

By John Fitzsimons, CEO of Camara Education   Over the last ten years, Camara Education has been working with nearly 4,000 schools in 11 countries helping them improve education using ICT. In a sector that is riddled with unsuccessful projects, we ourselves have...

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The need for sustainable development.

John Fitzsimons, Camara Education CEO shares his thoughts on the importance of and need for sustainable development..... It is dark outside. I look out the window and wonder what is happening 36,000 feet below. We are passing over arguably the most controversial sea...

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How digital literacy has the power to unlock potential.

A blog from Camara Education CEO, John Fitzsimons. Neurosurgery. I can't remember if I ever had a conversation with anyone about it. Yet here I was in Ganjoni Primary School with Patience Kamuche talking about what she wants to do when she finishes school. Where do...

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Camara’s Journey Into The Caribbean – Part III

Bienvenue a Haiti! I arrived into the chaos of Port-au-Prince airport on Thursday to a text message that read, "there will be a one armed man who will help you". I wasn't sure if that was supposed to be prophetic or whether I'd just been transported into a Fugitive...

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Camara’s Journey Into The Caribbean – Part II

I spent yesterday with Georgia Morgan, our Project Manager in Jamaica, talking about how we would proceed now that we've shut down our operations there. We still need to support the computers that are in warranty, and provide end of life recycling options for the more...

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Camara’s Journey Into The Caribbean – Part I

Camara's, Caribbean and European Service Manager, Maureen O'Donnell has kindly documented her recent travels to the sunny Caribbean for us. Here is the first segment of her journey... It was cold and rainy when I left Boston on Patriots Day, the day of the Boston...

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The Haiti Earthquake – Five Years On

Today - January 12th - marks the fifth anniversary of the Haitian earthquake. Five years is a long time in today's fast-paced news environment, so it's worth reminding ourselves of the damage done. More than 230,000 people were killed Over 1.5 million people...

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Thank You and Happy Christmas 2014!

                      2014 has been a transformative year for Camara. From this year's efforts alone, over 12,000 PCs are now in schools and 4,000 teachers have been trained to use them in education. These numbers...

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Camara in Haiti – Bringing Hope to Cité Soleil

Jacinta McGuane, General Manager of Camara Haiti, sent this update from Cite Soleil - an extremely impoverished and densely-populated slum in Port-au-Prince. However, in spite of this poverty, local youth leaders are making strides. Every Saturday morning, our...

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Camara And UCDVO Launch Solar-Powered Computer Lab In Haiti

On the 22nd July 2014, Camara attended the official opening of our first solar-powered computer lab in Gros Morne, Haiti. As part of Camara’s ongoing partnership with UCD Volunteers Overseas, it is intended that this facility will become the first of many new...

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Lord Mayor of Dublin visits Camara in San Jose

Camara San Jose welcomed a special guest to its computer refurbishment hub in the run up to Saint Patrick’s Day.  Oisín Quinn, the Lord Mayor of Dublin, visited Camara’s US headquarters while on a trip to the Bay Area. The Lord Mayor’s visit to Camara came at the end...

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