Camara Kenya had their official launch on Thursday 12th November 2009 at their hub on the MITC Campus, Mombasa.
The launch was held to inform the Kenyan public about what we do and are able to do.
We also had an open day for the public to tour the hub and get to know us better.
The guest of Honor at the launch, was Mr Jim Barry-CEO NTR PLC. Mr Barry was accompanied by Mr Donal Tierney, Director of NTR PLC and CEO of Bimeda Holdings, PLC.
Mr Barry and Mr Tierney, toured the MITC campus,met with the principal, heads of departments and other dignitaries who had been invited. They both planted trees, and toured the Camara-Kenya hub.
At the speeches Mr Barry spoke about the importance of education and tecnnology transfer through ICT. I spoke about sustainable development, and our oldest current Volunteer, Mr Hassan (61yrs), spoke about how grateful he was to Camara. He can now repair his own computer, he is completely independent.
We then had a graduation and all the trainees who had undergone skill-builder training since August were awarded certificates, including Mr Hassan. All the 15 core volunteers were awarded with certificates of recognition for their hard work and continued support in bringing the project to where it is.
Entertainment was provided by A troupe of Giriama (a Bantu tribe on the
Kenya coast) traditional dancers, and acrobats.
Thanks to all was given by Mr Farid Ali, Camara Africa Technical Director.
Mr Barry thanked everyone and promised that when in Kenya…he
will always make a point to visit the hub.
Lastly I once again thank the entire Camara team and I also thank all
the Volunteers in Kenya. IT IS THROUGH THE VOLUNTEER SUPPORT THAT WE
HAVE REACHED HERE.
– Daudi, CEO, Kenya Hub, Mobasa