Lord David Puttnam, Ireland’s Digital Champion, has been announced as patron of Camara Education. A strong advocate for digital developments in the education sector, Lord Puttnam has been a keen supporter of Camara’s work since it began operations in 2005.
“I am extremely passionate about the evolution of digital technology in education and I’m delighted to be asked by Camara to be its Patron”, said Lord Putnam addressing Camara Ireland’s TechSpace Festival earlier this month. “Digital knowledge is fundamentally reshaping the way in which people of every age connect with, make sense of, and engage with society.” Lord Puttnam is a member of the board of Promethean, an education technology firm, and as a film producer, he has won ten Academy Awards, 26 BAFTAs and a Palm D’Or.
John Fitzsimons, Camara CEO, commented: ‘We are very honoured Lord Puttnam has agreed to become our Patron, further endorsing Camara as an international player committed to improving standards of education. We share Lord Puttnam’s drive for digital development, and his support will help us to continue to deliver positive change for students.”
It is hoped that Lord Puttnam’s patronage will also encourage more organisations and individuals to consider reusing their computer equipment to help improve standards of education, rather than recycling it for landfill. Camara works in partnership with low income schools in Haiti, Jamaica Ireland and seven countries in Africa, to provide eLearning centres with high quality refurbished computers, in addition to training support for teachers.
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