Posted by SchoolDays Newshound on 09/12/2011. Tags: Family And Leisure Parenting Teachers
Camara Education, an award-winning charity and social enterprise, is providing the ideal gift this Christmas to show friends and family how much you care in a unique and meaningful way - by sending the gift of a computer to an African school on their behalf for only €15.
Camara Education is an Irish NGO that works to alleviate poverty in sub-Saharan Africa by using technology to enhance the quality of education in disadvantaged schools. Its vision is that of a world where even the poorest have access to quality education. Education is the key to solving Africa's problems. Harnessing the power of technology in education can fast track change and make a real difference in people's lives. Since 2005, Camara has sent over 27,000th computers to more than 1000 schools in Africa where they are set up in 'Learning Centers' where teachers and children receive the gift of education.
Camara's Learning Shop campaign provides the ideal gift this Christmas by sending a computer to Africa for only €15 in the name of family and friends - a perfect way to show how much you care. Your loved ones will be given a unique tracking number that allows them to follow the progress of their computer to a school in Africa. Each computer that is sent will in turn benefit 10 children, helping them to break the cycle of poverty and build a better future for themselves.
Shane Stafford, from Lucan, Co. Dublin, who sponsored a computer for Africa during last year’s campaign in the name of his father in-law stated ‘Education is a gift we should all have access to and technology is a key enabler of that now. I believe it is a great way of helping young people to develop in order to lead themselves and others to a brighter future.
The gift of education and information is a gift that lasts a lifetime’. On his father in-law, he commented 'He was chuffed that he, a man who can’t use a computer, was actually helping to bring technology to Africa!'
So log onto www.camara.ie
today and give the gift of education this Christmas.