supportIT is helping kick start a child’s education by funding a ‘Computers for Schools’ in Africa programe with the Camara organisation
Sep 02, 2019
2nd Sept 2019 – In our efforts to reduce waste and contribute to reduction of the carbon foot-print, supportIT has been donating old computer hardware to social enterprise organisation, Camara, since 2013. Since it began 12 years ago Camara has enabled more than 2.6 million young people to achieve better educational outcomes and to improve their life opportunities, through raising and generating €24m, training 42,500 educators across 7,800 educational institutes and installing 106,500 computers and devices.
In April 2019, in conjunction with the Ethiopian Ministry of Education, Camara signed a further 3-year partnership agreement to train 5,040 educators; Install 21,000 computers in 840 schools and Impact 690,000 learners. As part of this, Camara approached their long-time contributors with the opportunity to have a have a direct impact on an individual school or youth centre.
‘When Steven called me about this program I was really delighted to get involved. His stories about how the Camara programs gives children, and whole families, a chance of a better life really resonated with me. And the fact that technical literacy forms a part of that was something I immediately wanted to support. It’s about doing good where you can and technology is our business, it’s where we can make an impact on these people’s lives.’ Tara Doyle, Marketing Director, supportIT.
Camara Education CEO Jean Cox-Kearns says, ’The project will have a huge impact in schools all across Ethiopia, with some students getting access to computers for the very first time. With a better education, a student has a much higher chance of attaining a job and a career. A career means a better future for them and their family.’
To read more about supportIT’s corporate social responsibility read here and watch our news feed for updates on the school we are supporting as part of the program.
To learn more about Camaras work or engage in their sustainable business model follow this link.