Camara - Transforming Education
Summary: Camara is a Not-for-Profit operating a social enterprise model that uses technology to deliver 21st Century Skills to improve education in disadvantaged communities in Kenya. Camara eLearning packages offer an holistic ICT approach including hardware, Software/educational packages, teacher training, technical support and e-Waste. --- Camara places educational institutions at the center of its model as both partners and customers. Camara distributes refurbished computers to approved educational institutions as an eLearning package. Camara collects computers to recycle as eWaste. Costs are covered through recycling revenues, sale of computers, services to the Hub, and fundraising. Thus, Camara in Kenya operates as a sustainable ...
Description of Scale and Reach
Whilst Kenya was the first hub in Africa, Camara now has hubs in Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda, Tanzania, Zambia, Lesotho, South Africa, Jamaica, Haiti and Ireland. Over the last 8 years the Camara has used an iterative approach to learn from its practice, as well as developing as the market dictates. It has increased in scale, operating throughout Kenya and has also developed/adapted components of its model. For example, the teacher training component now uses a large base of volunteers trained in technical skills to cascade learning to schools in most areas within the country.
Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia, Ireland, Rwanda, Tanzania, Lesotho, Jamaica, Zambia