Camara Education is offering FREE recycling to any household looking to dispose of unwanted computers for the month of  January.

Camara has drop off centres in Chapelizod Industrial  Estate, Dublin 20 and Townsend Enterprise Park, Townsend Street,  Belfast. For more information, call 01 6522671

Camara Education, a  social enterprise and charity, specialises in the re-use of computers  to educate children in disadvantaged schools in sub-Saharan Africa,  Jamaica and Ireland. Camara Education refurbishes computers sourced from  Irish businesses, government departments and individuals, loads them  with educational software and distributes them to disadvantaged schools.  This enables thousands of marginalised communities’ an opportunity to  break the cycle of poverty they find themselves in.

To date Camara has dispatched over 27,000 computers in this way,  improving education for over half a million disadvantaged children and  giving them the opportunity to acquire the digital literacy skills  needed for the 21st century.

This year alone the charity has processed and shipped over 9,000  computers as the demand for affordable technology increases year on  year. Currently Camara’s partner Hub in Kenya has 200 under-resourced  schools on a waiting list to receive Camara computers and training. A  similar situation is seen by Camara’s partner Hubs in Zambia, Ethiopia,  Lesotho and Jamaica.

Due to this ever growing demand, Camara is offering a free computer recycling option for the Irish public in January. With Camara, each computer that is sent abroad has a positive educational impact for at least 10 disadvantaged children each year. Each computer also defers the release of 650kg of CO2 emissions.