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We are very proud to say that Camara Education has reached its goal set out in the 2014-16 Strategy of improving the life opportunities for 2 million learners. Please meet Eugene, our 2 millionth child. Thank you so much everyone for playing your part in enabling us to reach this fantastic milestone. http://bit.ly/2ibmFH1
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Delighted to have been invited to be at Symantec's Partner Engage and Spotlight events in Central London as their philanthropic partner. So many useful conversations to raise the profile of the work we do and develop new tech donor partners. Thank you Symantec for your support!
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Camara Education is tackling the digital divide at home and abroad by working with underprivileged communities in Ireland and Africa to improve IT skills. Read the full article in the Irish Independent here http://bit.ly/2gdE4PK
It's been a couple of decades since computers arrived in classrooms, but schools are still getting to grips with how best to utilise them for effective teaching and learning. Camara, a
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'Education is the key to life'.
Camara is transforming education in Zambia. The latest Mid-Term Outcome Results Report shows Camara having had a 15.40% positive difference in female students’ pass rates between project schools and comparison schools. Read our blog for more information http://bit.ly/2eoqsnf
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Camara Education is delighted to be a Deloitte Technology Fast 50 Award winner for 2016. Pictured is Tim Hurley, Director of Development, who attended the awards & Stephanie Nolan, Volunteer & Communications Manager. Well done to all the winners this year!
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We were honoured to be guests at Teach A Man to Fish's conference in Durban last week. Pictured here, Lotta, our Head of Operations in Africa and Julia, our CEO in Tanzania, picking up our award for our work on the iKnowledge project in Tanzania.
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Africa Code Week surpasses targets with almost 427,000 young people receiving training in computer coding http://bit.ly/2g0KtNi
SAP's ambitious goal of equipping 5 million African youth with basic coding skills by 2025 took a bold step forward following the release of the results of this year's Africa Code Week. Almost 427,000 youth from 30 African countries completed training between 15 and 23 October, dramatically exceeding the initial participation target of 150,000 students. Africa Code Week is a continent-wide initiative to spark the interest of African children, tee...
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In case you missed it, you can find a round-up of all the latest news reports and radio programme's that Camara has featured in at http://bit.ly/2f2pRrG. And don't forget to tune-in to Nationwide on RTE 1 at 7pm on Wednesday 21st November to see more of the great work we are doing in Kenya.
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We are delighted to feature in the education pages of the Irish Independent today where the positive impact we are having on education in Ireland and in Africa is discussed - for example, the latest Mid-Term Outcome Results Report from Zambia demonstrates how access to ICT equipment with educational software correlates with better results, especially for girls. The full report can be found at http://bit.ly/2eoqsnf
For more information on Camara, please go to camara.org & for more information on TechSpace, one of Camara Ireland's educational programmes, go to techspace.ie.
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“It is easier to practice and improve our ICT skills which will help me and my friends perform better in the exams and it will be easy for me to fit in well in the work industry as almost every job out there requires one to have some computer skills” Gift Khawala, age 15, Linda Community School, Lusaka. Find out more about the very positive findings from a recent visit by Camara here http://ow.ly/k4y030605QS 
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Camara Education has made the news! Our CEO, John Fitzsimons discusses the positive pupil performance in Kibiko, Kenya and in other iMlango schools, particularly in maths.
We featured on Morning Ireland, to have a listen, click here: http://ow.ly/ztlQ305JUoT
We also featured on the RTE News at One, which you can watch here: http://ow.ly/l27A305JUCL
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Read about how pupil performance in Kibiko and in other iMlango schools has improved, particularly in maths. To read more on this story go to http://ow.ly/kxmv305LUhh
The 'Silicon Savannah' in Kenya where every child starting school gets a tablet is giving children there an opportunity to catch up with their digital peers internationally, writes Science and Technology Correspondent Will Goodbody
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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.
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Camara is a registered charity in the US, Ireland and the UK. It currently operates seven Education Hubs in Africa (Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Zambia, Uganda, Lesotho, Tanzania), one in Jamaica and one in Ireland.