Irish charity Camara celebrates 10-year milestone
Published 11/11/2015 | 18:38
An Irish charity that has donated 75,000 refurbished computers into schools worldwide are celebrating their 10-year milestone.
Camara has delivered digital literacy to over one million children through their global 'Hubs' in Ireland, Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Zambia, Lesotho and Haiti, as part of their mission to improve education in disadvantaged communities.
The charity are celebrating their birthday with a pledge to support digital literacy among a further one million disadvantaged children by the end of 2016.
The group will also pay tribute to their staff, volunteers and partners.
CEO John Fitzsimons said he will also use the opportunity to call upon Irish businesses, organisations and individuals to support the next phase of Camara’s development.
The charity's latest venture is Project iMlango, a pioneering eLearning programme formed as part of a strategic partnership between Camara Education, Avanti Communication, sQuid & Whizz Education and funded through DFID.
The project is delivering improved education to 150,000 children, including 52,000 marginalised girls across 195 Kenyan primary schools.
iMlango is currently on track to achieving an increase in the average Maths test score by 25pc, an increase in the average Literacy test score by 15pc and an increased school attendance by 15pc.