Be more sustainable. Reuse your technology
What We Do
We take computers donated by companies, refurbish and securely erase all data on them.
- These computers are set up as eLearning Centres in schools in Africa and Ireland.
- The teachers are trained how to use the Centres to improve the quality of education their students receive.
- Camara designs educational software, tied to the local curriculum, that is installed in the Centres
- These Centres are supported by warranty and maintenance contracts with the schools
- We incentivise the return of end-of-life computers and ensure they are ethically recycled.
We monitor and measure our education project’s impact to learn and improve. For example,
- The ground-breaking iMlango programme in Kenya is raising numeracy rates amongst girls in rural Kenya.
- In Zambia we are focused on improving student exam results in the national Computer Studies subject.
- In Ethiopia, our ‘Impact’ schools are focused on improving the results in STEM subjects.
Haregwoin Ababu is one of many successful students Camara has supported. She used a computer for the first time aged 11, in a Camara eLearning Centre at Jerusalem Elementary School in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
Her teachers inspired her to apply for a special programming course, and aged 18 she won a place to study Computer Engineering at Bahir Dar University. Her ambition is to specialise in Artificial Intelligence and start a tech company. See more of her story.