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Irish charity Camara celebrates 10-year milestone

Published 11/11/2015 | 18:38

Students Mohammed Abdallah and Mbarak Abdul pictured at the Tom Mboya Primary School, Mombasa (Photo: Denise Calnan)
Students Mohammed Abdallah and Mbarak Abdul pictured at the Tom Mboya Primary School, Mombasa (Photo: Denise Calnan)

An Irish charity that has donated 75,000 refurbished computers into schools worldwide are celebrating their 10-year milestone.

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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.

Students Mohammed Abdallah and Mbarak Abdul pictured at the Tom Mboya Primary School, Mombasa (Photo: Denise Calnan)
Students Mohammed Abdallah and Mbarak Abdul pictured at the Tom Mboya Primary School, Mombasa (Photo: Denise Calnan)
Principal Suleiman Babu of the Tom Mboya Primary School, Mombasa with Denise Calnan and Zuhura Salim of Camara (Photo: Denise Calnan)
Students at the Tom Mboya Primary School, Mombasa (Photo: Denise Calnan)
Students at the Tom Mboya Primary School, Mombasa (Photo: Denise Calnan)
Students at the Holy Ghost Mission school in Malindi, Kenya (Photo: Denise Calnan)
Madam Chiku and her class at the Ganjoni Primary School, Mombasa (Photo: Denise Calnan)
Students concentrating at the Ganjoni Primary School, Mombasa (Photo: Denise Calnan)
Students concentrating at the Ganjoni Primary School, Mombasa (Photo: Denise Calnan)
Friends Trizah and Jessica pictured at the Ganjoni Primary School, Mombasa (Photo: Denise Calnan)
Students pictured at the Ganjoni Primary School, Mombasa (Photo: Denise Calnan)
Ganjoni Primary School was one of the first schools in Kenya to receive computers from Camara (Photo: Denise Calnan)
Staff at Camara organise computers before they are distributed to schools (Photo: Denise Calnan)
Camara Kenya Technical Manager Casper Amisi pictured with the Camara 'spider's web' symbol, historically used by the Asante tribe in Ghana (Photo: Denise Calnan)
The Camara team pictured with Camara Kenya CEO Masoud Ali (third from left) at the 'Hub' in Mombasa (Photo: Denise Calnan)
The Camara team in Mombasa, Kenya give the thumbs-up (Photo: Denise Calnan)
The Camara team pictured at the 'Hub' in Mombasa, Kenya (Photo: Denise Calnan)
The Camara 'Hub' in Mombasa, Kenya (Photo: Denise Calnan)

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