In recent months it has become clear that unfavourable circumstances in Jamaica would make it very difficult for Camara to continued operations there. High debt and unemployment rates have destabilised the economy to a large degree.
These economic conditions have created a challenging environment for non-profit funding and partnerships, and attempting to sell Camara eLearning centers directly to schools has been difficult as the schools themselves are struggling just to fund basic operations.
Due to the challenging operating environment, Camara has made the difficult decision to cease hub operations in Jamaica at the end of 2014. We will continue to maintain support and end of life recycling services for all computers that have been delivered since the hub began operations in 2011. This strategic decision allows Camara to refocus investment on Haiti and the other countries where the Camara model has proven to be sustainable and effective in transforming education.