Today is the first ever International Day of Education. On December 3, 2018, the United Nations pronounced that January 24 be celebrated as the International Day of Education. This amendment comes as a part of the United Nations plan to improve sustainable development by 2030. The central idea of the plan is to acknowledge that extreme poverty is a global issue that cannot go unrecognised. By declaring January 24 the International Day of Education, the United Nations is supporting the fact that improving education is key to alleviating poverty.

We are beyond excited to celebrate a cause that is at the core of our mission: to transform education using technology to empower disadvantaged students. Here at Camara Education, we believe that poverty is unacceptable in the 21st century and that one of the most efficient ways to reduce poverty is by providing education to young people in underprivileged communities. The power of education leads to opportunity – the opportunity to learn, grow and succeed.

In the past 13+ years, Camara has given educational opportunities to over 2.7 million young people in disadvantaged communities across Europe and Africa by providing them with access to technology and the Camara Learning Studio (CLS). We have trained over 47,000 teachers to educate these students on technology usage through the Camara Learning Academy. We have installed 106,500 computers in over 8,500 different schools.

We hope to see a day when there are equal education opportunities for all people.

Information on the International Day of Education was found at: http://www.un.org/fr/ga/search/view_doc.asp?symbol=A/RES/73/25&TYPE=&referer=/french/&Lang=E