On 16/01/07, Ronan Cunniffe <ronan at iaa.es> wrote:
>> There's a discussion happening at the moment the ILUG mailing list
> (Irish Linux Users Group) (see
>http://www.linux.ie/lists/pipermail/ilug/) about the most useful way of
> recycling old-but-working computers, and www.camara.ie was mentioned.
> During the discussion, it was pointed out that there doesn't seem to be
> any formal statement on the website about what exactly kind of
> organisation Camara is: a charity? for profit?
>> Can you clarify this point for us?
I was one of the volunteers that spent 6 weeks in Ethiopia and Kenya
last summer in various Camara labs (and posted to ILUG about it:
http://mail.linux.ie/pipermail/ilug/2006-April/087427.html). Camara is
a registered Irish Charity, with charity number CHY 16922.
Unfortunately the new website doesn't mention this, I'll have to poke
the various parties involved. :)
I strongly recommend donating computers to Camara. It's amazing how
few technical resources and skills they have in the developing world.
Mud huts next to internet cafes. I remember showing a principal in a
school in Mombassa, Kenya spreadsheets, they'd been doing it all by
hand before. He immediately saw the benefits of it and was very
For those interested in how we got on last summer, the team leader
Eoghan maintained a blog while there: http://caringstart.com/ and I
have a Flickr of all my photos from the trip:
All the best,
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