Cisco IT Essentials Qualification awarded to Camara Kenya volunteer
Cisco IT Essentials Qualification awarded to Camara Kenya volunteer

Camara Kenya is delighted to announce the graduation of 28 participants in our first ever ‘Cisco – IT Essentials’ course. A ceremony was held at Camara’s offices in Mombasa last week.

Camara, in partnership with Cisco Networking Academy,  trains volunteers and provides them with the technical skills required to maintain ICT infrastructure in schools under the ‘Cisco- IT Essentials’ course. This course is taught as part of a three month volunteer programme, designed to engage communities and build skills for graduates and young people seeking to gain professional experience. This course will help our volunteers to prepare for in-demand information and communication technology jobs in the future.

The course was full to capacity, showing a great demand for such quality accredited courses offered below market rates, making them accessible to more people. This group were the first of what we hope to be many, who graduate from our Cisco Academy courses in the future.

Special guest on the day was Reverend Joseph Kashuru, the Manager of the Christian Industrial Training Centre (CITC) where Camara is hosted. Also present was Africa Operations Manager, Philip McAllister, CEO of Camara Kenya, Masoud Ali, Technical Manager Casper Amisi and Master Training Athman Ngala who taught the course, as well as Camara staff, families and friends of the graduates.

Dancers- blogA group of Tana River dancers put on a wonderful show of song and dance before the ceremony. There were also performances by local singers and rappers and some comedy routines too. Food and drinks were served for all at the end of the event.

The next course of ‘Cisco – IT Essentials’ begins on May 5th and we are delighted to say that it is fully subscribed again.

Camara Kenya was established in 2008 in Mombasa, and became the first Camara Hub in Africa. Since then over 10,000 computers have been dispatched to this successful hub. Last year alone 1,234 educators were trained in 120 schools to effectively utilise technology in their teaching.

To find out more about Camara Kenya visit our website or contact Masoud Ali.

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To donate computers and help our Kenyan hub develop further contact our resource hubs in Dublin, San Jose, London and Belfast.

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