Camara Education is opening a centre in Haiti to improve the quality of education there and provide digital literacy skills.
To be located in Port au Prince, the new hub will enable Camara to develop partnerships with local schools, community groups and other educational institutes on the ground, in order to establish eLearning centres and deliver teacher training.
The decision to open the hub in Haiti is based on the success of Camara’s pilot projects with 12 women’s centres throughout the country, which was supported by Digicel Foundation.
The announcement was made at the Haitian Center for Research and Action toward the Advancement of Women (CHREPROF) in Port au Prince.
“We have all been moved by Haiti and the resilience shown by the people is truly remarkable. The demand for education is formidable and the enthusiasm of our partners for the Camara offering exceeds all of our expectations,” said John Fitzsimons, CEO of Camara Education.
Marie Carmelle Lafontant, founder of CHREPROF and a renowned advocate for Haitian women, said: “We are fortunate enough to be in receipt of a Camara eLearning centre recently, meaning the girls here will gain practical computer skills, which will greatly enhance their chances of employment. It is brilliant news that so many other Haitians will now get this chance through Camara.”
Teacher training ensures the equipment is used to its full potential and students develop vital ICT skills.
Each Camara computer provides over 21 students with digital literacy skills.