Camara Education seeks computer sponsors

4 Dec 2013190 Views

Camara Education is appealing to individuals and organisations to sponsor a computer that will be sent to Kenya to be installed in an e-learning centre for disadvantaged children.

Each sponsored computer will help 21 children in Kenya improve their digital literacy skills, the registered Irish charity said.

This year alone, Camara has dispatched 7,616 computers to disadvantaged communities worldwide, helping to increase the digital literacy of 159,939 people.

Individuals and organisations can help Camara boost this figure by sponsoring a computer this holiday season for €15, through Camara’s online ‘Learning Shop‘.

Camara Education’s goal is to improve education for marginalised communities in Ireland, Haiti, Jamaica and seven African countries (Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Zambia, Uganda, Lesotho, and Tanzania), by providing access to affordable technology in addition to training support for teachers.

The charity also accepts used computers, which it refurbishes and sends to disadvantaged communities.

Children using laptops image via Shutterstock

By Tina Costanza

Tina Costanza came to Ireland from Canada, where she had held senior editorial positions at daily newspapers in Ottawa and Toronto. When she wasn’t saving dangling participles or managing production at Siliconrepublic.com, she was training for 10K races or satisfying a craving for scones. She left the company in April 2015 in order to return to her native Canada.

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