Within the last month Camara Education embarked on a one of its kind mission to carry out a solar powered eLearning Center installation and training in one of the remote schools located in Sehala Woreda of Amahra region in Ethiopia.
Sehala is in the Wag Himra Zone in Amhara region where there are 8,303 primary and 957 secondary students in 27 primary and 1 secondary schools that do not have any source of electricity.
Mesheha is one of these primary schools in Sehala that has a total of 1,073 students and 42 teachers in both Kindergarten and Primary. Like all the schools in Sehala Woreda, Mesheha Primary School was not able to use the standard Camara refurbished computers package due to the lack of electricity in the entire Woreda.
Camara technical and training staff, 2 Solar/electrical technicians and observers from the Federal Ministry of Education and the Amhara Regional Education Bureau travelled to the school to complete the technical installation and training.
The activities included mounting solar panels on the roof of the classroom and the electrical and network installation of the classroom with the support of 2 technicians from Delta Components from the UK. This was followed by 10 days of teacher training by one of Camara’s teacher trainers who showed Mesheha teachers how to use the educational resources installed on the computers for their teaching.
This is a collaborative project with Camara Education Ethiopia, Wag Himra Education Bureau and Wag Himra Development Association with financial support from Avolon in Ireland. Avolon is a leading, global aircraft leasing firm. Avolon provides aircraft leasing and lease management services to airlines and aircraft investors worldwide.
Camara Education Ethiopia operates as a social enterprise with the core mission to transform the education sector in Ethiopia through the proper integration of ICT into teaching using innova
tive technologies and creative approaches.
Camara Education Ethiopia has a project agreement to build the capacity of teachers and improve student learning outcomes through ICT integration in 1,265 schools by delivering 31,622 Computers over the next 3 years.