17,500 computers for Ethiopia - Camara charity completes digital skills project
Published 29/07/2015 | 13:20
During US President Barack Obama's visit to Africa he has urged the world to invest in Africa's future.
“The most urgent task for Africa today is to create opportunities for this next generation,” he said.
Camara Education is an international charity that uses technology to deliver 21st century skills to improve education in disadvantaged countries.
This week, they are sending a container of over 900 computers to Addis Ababa, in Ethiopia.
These computers will be sent to Ethiopian schools as part of Camara's eLearning package which includes teacher training and support and maintenance.
The delivery of the computers will also mark the completion of Camara’s agreement with Ethiopia’s Ministry of Education to provide 17,500 computers and training of a minimum of 1,750 teachers over 5 years.
The charity strives to provide the much needed capacity building and teacher training in the conflict torn country.
Camara are now finalising another agreement which will see them continuing to spread higher educational outcomes through technology across Ethiopia.
To date, they has provided digital literacy skills to over a million children and in the next year they hope to make that 2 million and empower more children to reach their potential.
Camara currently operates six education hubs in Africa (Kenya, Ethiopia, Zambia, Tanzania, Lesotho and Uganda) one in Haiti and one in Ireland.
To date, the charity has installed and supported over 60,000 computers into schools and trained over 16,000 teachers.
Camara is a West African word that means “one who teaches with experience”.