83 volunteers are leaving Dublin on July 3 to teach basic and advanced ICT computer skills in 7 countries in Africa for 4 weeks. The volunteers, who come from a range of backgrounds, including IT, teachers and students, will be teaching basic to advanced computer skills in Camara’s computer hubs and to teachers in schools in Kenya, Ethiopa, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Lesotho and Zambia.
Cormac Lynch, CEO of Camara says “this is so important to provide training of computer skills for the teachers of the schools who have Camara’s refurbished computers. Our teachers will spend a month giving courses from basic computer skills to advanced networking. Each computer can be of major benefit to 200 students, but only if there is good transfer of teaching knowledge to the teachers in the first place”.
The volunteer co-ordinators are leaving this weekend and the rest of the volunteers follow next weekend.