Lord Mayor runs Camara’s 10K to support digital literacy in Irish schools

24 May 2012

Participants in last year's Camara 10K Challenge

If you’re reasonably fit and looking for something healthy to do on what promises to be a sunny Saturday, you could join Lord Mayor of Dublin, Andrew Montague, who will be taking the Camara Challenge by running 10K along Sandymount Strand to give Irish schools in disadvantaged communities a head start in digital literacy.

Now in its third year, Camara’s annual 10K run will raise vital funds to supply 55 Irish schools in need of affordable IT with 1,100 computers, and train 300 school teachers in ICT in 2012. According to Camara, every €5 raised will help another child in a disadvantaged area gain access to ICT, making it easier for them to reach their employment potential and build a better future.

Camara Education, a charity and social enterprise, works to deliver e-learning opportunities to schools in disadvantaged communities in Ireland, Africa and Jamaica through the re-use of technology.

“I am delighted to join Camara as the official starter for the annual Sandymount 10k Run this Saturday,” said the Lord Mayor. “I have been a long-time supporter of Camara. Having worked with them as a volunteer in Uganda, Zambia and Tanzania I am aware of the excellent work they do with children in Africa, Jamaica and Ireland to develop computer skills.”

How to participate in Camara’s Sandymount 10K Run:

Location: Sandymount Strand, Sandymount, Dublin 4

When: Saturday, 26 May
Time: Run starts at 9am sharp with registration from 8am at Merrion Hall
Registration: Register online at camera.ie for €20 or on the day for €25
All proceeds go to Camara’s Irish School’s Programme.

Silicon Republic is proud to be official media partner of Camara, and to support its great work in promoting digital literacy in disadvantaged communities.

Ann O’Dea is the CEO and co-founder of Silicon Republic and the founder of Future Human