Empty completed lab, Bole Kale Heywet Secondary


Our Ethiopian hub faced a host of problems delivering services in 2021, chief among them the ongoing problems caused by Covid 19 and the country’s internal conflict. Despite these issues, Camara Ethiopia achieved or surpassed its targets for the year in almost every area. Our ongoing project in co-operation with the Ministry of Education to set up e-Learning centres in schools across the country continued, with 301 new centres established during the year. This was the one metric on which we fell just short of our ambitions (see table below), but we installed more desktop computers than targeted – 8,152 – trained 2,022 teachers, also above target, and impacted the lives of almost 303,000 students, again surpassing our objectives.

Our thanks and congratulations go to all the team in Ethiopia! 

TargetAchieved% Achieved
Desktops dispatched8,0008,152102%
e-Learning centres set up32030194%
Educators trained1,9202,022105%
Learners Impacted231,670302,972130%
Biniam ACW


Camara Ethiopia’s country manager, Biniam Yayehyirad Kitaw, has recently completed a prestigious Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders. This is the flagship program of the US State Department’s Young African Leaders Initiative. The Fellows are accomplished leaders and have established records of promoting innovation and positive impact in their communities and countries. Of more than 35,000 applications for this year’s Fellowship, just 700 were selected to participate.

As a result of Covid19, this year’s Fellowship was virtual. Biniam participated in six-week Leadership Institutes studying Public Management hosted by Bridgewater State University, with other fellows from all over Africa. His Ignite Talk on “The Power of Education” was selected to feature at the Fellowship Summit, alongside other distinguished guest speakers. You can see that talk here.