e-Learning Centres – Ethiopia

Background

The Wild Frontiers Foundation is proud to support Camara, an international charity and social enterprise that uses technology to deliver 21st century skills to improve education in disadvantaged communities around the world.

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What We Did

The Wild Frontiers Foundation started working with Camara on its classroom sponsorship programme in 2012.

With £2500 initial funding from the foundation, Camara was able to install 25 recycled computers, loaded with educational software, and create a new e-Learning Centre at Aba’ala Secondary School in the remote Afar region of northern Ethiopia.

Teachers from the school have also been trained in basic digital literacy skills, simple hardware maintenance and how to use computers to teach other subjects.

The Outcome

The students of Aba’ala Secondary School now have access to affordable technology and are learning new skills to improve their education and ultimately gain better future employment.

In 2015 we sponsored our second school with a further £2500 to establish an e-learning classroom at the Bruh Tesfa Primary School, in Addis Ababa. The large school in the Kolfe-Keranio district of the country’s capital accommodates 1768 students and 81 teachers. The new e-learning classroom was officially opened in December 2015, when even a power cut couldn’t dampen the enthusiasm of the students and teachers.

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The foundation is continuing its support of Camara’s work. With your help we are aiming to raise £10,000 to install four more e-learning centres to other Ethiopian schools.

You can help us to help bring technology to students in Ethiopia by donating through our JustGiving page below or pull on your walking boots and join our 2017 Ethiopia Charity Trek.

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