Camara CEO calls for more donations of unused computers (video)

7 Sep 2012

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Camara CEO John Fitzsimons

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Camara is a social enterprise which aims to deliver digital literacy skills to disadvantaged communities through the re-use of technology. We spoke to Camara CEO John Fitzsimons about the ongoing demand for donations of unused computers.

In existence for some six years, Camara is a Dublin-based social enterprise which aims to alleviate poverty through the use of technology. The way to do this is by bringing technology into the classroom, says CEO John Fitzsimons, and Camara believes the best way to do this is by refurbishing PCs that have been used rather than buying new.

“In the last six years, we have been able to dispatch 32,000 computers into schools in the nine countries in which we operate,” Fitzsimons says.

Camara operates in seven African countries, mainly in east and southern Africa, but it also provides PCs to disadvantaged schools and educational institutes in Ireland, and in 2011 began activities in the Caribbean, with a hub in Jamaica.

With demand greater than ever, and more than 1,000 schools on the waiting list, Camara is calling on all individuals and businesses to donate their unused computers to Camara:

Camara CEO John Fitzsimons on delivering digital literacy skills to disadvantaged communities through the re-use of technology 

For further information, go to Camara’s website.

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