What We Do
Camara Education Limited is a registered Irish Charity (CHY 16922) supported by the Irish Government and by charitable donations.
- A world where even the poorest have access to quality education
- Camara is a volunteer organisation dedicated to using technology to deliver education more effectively to disadvantaged communities in Africa and Ireland.
What We Do
- Camara operates as a social enterprise and operates in two distinct business lines: ‘Education Delivery’ and ‘Computer Reuse’. The connection between these two, seemingly disparate activities is TECHNOLOGY. We take in used computers from Irish companies and individuals, wipe their hard drives of data (in line with US Department of Defense standards), refurbish and load them with educational software before setting them up as Learning Centres in schools in Africa and Ireland. We train teachers to use these computers as tools to improve the delivery of education to their students. We produce computer training and educational multimedia materials for use by teachers and children.
Where We Work
- We work in seven African countries – Zambia, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Kenya, Lesotho, Tanzania, and Uganda and have set up local Technology Hubs that act as partners in delivering the Camara educational model directly to schools. Camara’s European headquarters is in the Digital Hub, Dublin and our African headquarters is in Kampala, Uganda.
What we believe
- Camara is a West African word that means “one who teaches with experience.” When Camara was established in 2005, we were driven by two core beliefs: 1) Education is the key for people to break the cycle of poverty they find themselves in; and 2) properly used, Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) can be harnessed to revolutionize the way world class education is delivered to disadvantaged communities.