Camara

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Charity details

Registered address
241a Portobello Road,
London,
W11 1LT

Phone
0207 243 7400

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Charity number
1135540

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 Camara is an International organisation dedicated to using technology to improve education and livelihood skills in disadvantaged communities around the world. With these skills we expect communities to break the cycle of poverty they find themselves in. Camara's name is taken from a West African dialect and means “one who teaches with experience”.

Founded seven years ago in Dublin, Ireland, the organisation has built a proven model of 'education delivery' that is both sustainable and highly scalable. Over this period Camara has provided eLearning Centres to 1,650 schools in Africa, Ireland and the Caribbean - installed nearly 30,000 computers and trained over 5,000 teachers how to use the technology for learning purposes. Some 340,000 children in poor communities have been made digitally literate as a result of this work.

Camara currently operates seven Education Hubs (Hubs) in Africa (Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Zambia, Uganda, Lesotho, Tanzania), one in Jamaica and one in Ireland. All Hubs operate locally as social enterprises and are aimed at being financially sustainable after one year.

Camara's 3 Year Plan

Camara has a high impact, three-year plan to give 1.25 million children the key 21st Century skill of digital literacy and the chance to improve their overall quality of education. To do this we will:

  • Set up 3,000 eLearning Centres in schools across Africa and the Americas
  • Train 10,000 teachers how to use those Centres to improve learning

  • Open 16 Education Hubs and 6 Service Centres to support those Hubs

  • Improving the quality and depth of our school learning programs

 

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