UK Social Enterprise Awards – Camara Education is a finalist!

Delighted to share the exciting news that Camara has been shortlisted for the 2018 UK Social Enterprise Awards in two categories: International Impact and Environmental Social Enterprise. The winners will be announced in November! Stay tuned for updates. For more information on the awards see

Insights from a first time visitor to Africa

As Volunteer & Communications Manager I recently had the great pleasure of travelling to Ethiopia. I got to visit and talk with some students and teachers alike. Here is some of what they had to say. The children I met in Ethiopia fascinated me. They were equally fascinated with us, the “firenge”/foreigners. Some of them […]

Parting thoughts from John, our outgoing CEO

As I finish my near eight year career with Camara Education, our wonderful communications team have asked me for one final blog. How can I possibly summarise into a short page what has been the greatest privilege of my professional career? I could talk about the work we do. However, like life, it’s not about […]

Launch of new e-learning centre in Shimelis Habte Secondary School in Addis Ababa

We recently launched a new elearning centre in Shimelis Habte Secondary School in Addis Ababa. This was done in conjunction with our partner Dell who has provided a grant of €520,000 in cash and computers as part of a €9.7m project to support 1,250 schools in Ethiopia. We received significant media coverage about this trip […]


Inspirational and celebratory day for the young people and educators who participate in the TechSpace Programme The first TechFéile event, took place at  Limerick School of Art & Design  on Friday 27 April 2018. The event centres around the Camara Education Ireland TechSpace Programme, which is aimed at encouraging creativity and technology among young Gaeltacht […]

UNESCO Mobile Learning Week

The last week in March was a busy one in Camara Education with Steven, our Head of Income and Partnerships, and Mathieu, our Head of Education, travelling to UNESCO Mobile Learning Week in Paris. The conference, held in UNESCO headquarters, is an opportunity for people from all over the world to come together and discuss […]

Demissew Bekele

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Highlights from our 2016 M&E exercise

In 2016, Camara Education worked with 1,031 schools, trained 7,816 educators and distributed over 10,600 computers. As a result, 225,542 learners were impacted through our Social Enterprise activities. Camara Education recently conducted a monitoring and evaluation exercise in selected partner schools in Africa and Ireland. The evaluation surveyed 96 schools in Africa and 40 schools/youth […]