Education empowers young people to contribute actively and positively to their future and to the future of their communities and society.

Access to opportunity and brighter outcomes for young people is influenced by their ability to engage with and contribute their talents within a society shaped by changing dynamics in future careers.

Educational stakeholders have recognised the role of technology as a key component for creative learning environments that nurture and develop a future skillset. In Ireland this is strongly reflected in current policy and strategy that shows ambition for our young people.

We want to make sure that this ambition is accessible for all.

700

Schools & Youth Centres Supported

How we do this

We ensure educators are confident in the use of ICT to achieve positive outcomes for young people. To achieve this we work across the formal (schools) and non-formal (youth work) education sectors.

Our Story

2005

Camara Ireland is part of the Camara Education family, a global network with a mission to transform education using technology to empower disadvantaged students. Camara Education started out in 2005 as a social enterprise providing refurbished IT hardware with a focus on sub-Saharan Africa.

Camara Ireland was established in 2010 to respond to the need to build the capacity of schools and youth education settings to use technology effectively. During the early years of Camara Ireland national reports were showing an ‘ad-hoc’ approach to the use of technology in the classroom with disadvantaged schools behind on the uptake due to lack of investment and resources. Since then we have focused on widening our impact with expansion to national programmes across schools and youth and community settings.

We have maintained our social enterprise model and with our track record of success and quality have also evolved to deliver projects for statutory and corporate partners who align with our goals and values.

In 2018 Camara Ireland was incorporated as a CLG independent of Camara Education. 

2011

Social Entrepreneurs Ireland Award.

2012

Educator training & schools.

2014

1,000 Educators Trained.

2,500 computers deployed.

TechSpace come on board expanding our programme into the youth sector.

2015

130 young people attend Creative TechFest in CHQ.

2017

Schools Framework Project funded by Google kicks off to deliver Clar TechSpace as Gaeilge.

2018

300 young people attended ESB Creative TechFest in Google Foundry.

First ever TechFéile

9,004 computers deployed

4,025 educators trained

2019

Bases in the Guinness Enterprise Centre in Dublin & Aras na Gael in Galway.