There's a few of us working on some training material, though I've been on a
definite go-slow due to dealing with a newly arrived recent addition to the
One of the aspects we're looking at are some training material for software
development, though from our point of view, I think there are some other
aspects that need to be covered first.
Do you have any further context to explain what you're looking for? There are
training sessions in Ireland to train the trainers, as it were - training the
people in Ireland how to train those in Africa - and further how to train them
to train people so that the education doesn't stop when the Irish people
return home. There's the advanced training - to possibly include some
scripting and development, which doesn't really exist yet, but some of us are
working on it.
I hope that helps, somewhat.
There's a very good camara mailing list where this is discussed periodically,
which I'm sure you'd be very welcome to join. Of course, since it's all Linux
based, please feel free to continue the discussion here - there's significant
cross-over between the two communities, so you should be able to find someone
who can get you answers :)
Phil Bradley wrote:
>> Firstly, thanks for all the great work your organisation has put it so
> far, it looks very impressive. I'll be making a least a hardware donation.
>> I have a couple of questions about the teaching (I hope no-one objects
> to the conversation taking place on-list)
>> 1. Are the attendees of these labs typically students acquiring the
> skills for themselves or teachers being trained to pass on the skills
> (not that I've a problem with either, just curious)?
> 2. What sort of selection process is used for selecting attendees?
> 3. Do you have any feedback (formal or informal) on how well the skills
> translate into a MS environment (or do they need it to)?
> 4. Do you think that it might be useful/feasible to offer developer
>> Best regards,
>>>>>> Hester Jackman wrote:
>> *What are you doing this summer???*
>>>> *Africa Teaching Trip with Camara 2009 *
>>>> Camara is a registered Irish Charity staffed primarily by volunteers. Our
>> mission is to enhance the educational system in Africa by using Irish
>> technology resources. All our computers we send out use Linux as the
>> operating system and are loaded up with edubuntu software.
>>>> Each year a group of Camara volunteers travel to the computer labs and
>> that Camara have set up in a growing number of African countries, to
>> basic and advanced ICT skills.
>>>> In July 2009 Camara will be sending volunteers to teach in our
>> EDU-Labs in
>> schools across Ethiopia, Kenya, Lesotho, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda and
>> Zambia. Volunteers will teach introductory computer Hardware and Software
>> skills in schools and educational institutions over a four week period.
>>>> Volunteering abroad with Camara gives you that chance to get involved
>> with a
>> local community in Africa, it is a great opportunity to share and pass on
>> some of your own skills.
>>>> I am pleased to announce that information and applications are now
>> available, please follow this link
>>http://www.camara.ie/volunteer/africa09/index.php for our online
>> and further details of the trip.
>>>> Africa 08 volunteers wrote a blog about their experience, go to
>>http://camara.ie/blog/ to read some of their stories or look at their
>>>> Further information is available on our website at, www.camara.ie but
>> if you
>> have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch with me
>>hester at camara.ie>>>> I look forward to hearing from you.
>>>> Kind regards
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