Ace Irish Cricketer Trent Johnston took on the ‘Camara Container Challenge’ and set a new record in packing a 40ft container with 600 computers bound for disadvantaged communities in Jamaica. Johnston joined up with the Irish charity Camara Education, who specialise in providing e-Learning in disadvantaged communities in Africa, Ireland and now Jamaica. Camara Education has sent out over 20,000 computers to date however this was the first container for Jamaica.
Camara Education General Manager, John Fitzsimons said “As the man who Captained the Irish Cricket Team in Jamaica, we are really pleased that Trent has been able join us for this milestone.” Trent added “Having been in Kingston, Jamaica during the World Cup and witnessing the needs of local communities, I am delighted to be part of this initiative. I have no doubt that this container will improve the quality of education for thousands of Jamaican students. It was also nice to beat the container packing record!”
Johnston is following in the footsteps of Irish Rugby International, Jamie Heaslip who packed a Camara container for Ethiopia last Wednesday at their Digital Hub base. Jamie’s packing time of 1hour and 38 minutes was a record time; however Trent’s team eclipsed this by a massive 39 minutes, coming in just under the hour.