Camara Education to provide digital educational platform to 250 schools in Tanzania

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Pictured: Students at Msasani Secondary School in Tanzania. Image: Justin Keane

Year-long project backed by UK Space Agency’s International Partnership Space Programme

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30 March 2015 | 0

Camara Education’s latest partnership will see the social enterprise provide an online interactive learning platform for teachers in 250 schools across Tanzania.

The iKnowledge project is a sustainable educational platform funded by the UK Space Agency’s International Partnership Space Programme (IPSP) and powered by Avanti’s satellite technology. Infinity Africa Network will act as service provider for the setup of satellite Internet on the project.

IKnowledge partners will equip teachers in up to 250 schools in rural and underserved areas of Tanzania with a learning-focused ICT infrastructure and satellite Internet connectivity for classrooms. Camara will provide training to teachers in support of their integration of ICT into teaching and learning practices – Camara Education Tanzania will lead this valuable implementation

Justin Keane, CEO, Camara Education Tanzania, said:“iKnowledge allows Camara to further its goal in Tanzania of poverty reduction through high-quality, technology-enhanced learning interventions. Camara Education Tanzania looks forward to delivering 21st Century skills to teachers in Tanzania through this valuable partnership.”

The year-long project sets out to improve quality levels of teaching in rural and remote areas in core curriculum subjects, alongside advancing teachers’ digital literacy skills.

John Fitzsimons, CEO, Camara Education, added: “This is a hugely exciting opportunity for Camara to work with formidable organisations such as Avanti Communications and the UK Space Agency on this special project. We are delighted to bring our significant experience working in ICT in Education in Tanzania to bear on the design and delivery of this project. On a personal note, I am delighted that 250 schools in the country in which I lived for two years, will benefit from the integration of ICT like so many western schools have.”

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