Air Business commits support to Camara with donation of IT equipment
PPA Strategic Partner Air Business has pledged its support for global education charity Camara, following a plea for help at this year's PPA Festival.
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John Brown, Founder of John Brown Media and Chairman of Camara Learning in the UK, made a special announcement at the event on May 10, calling for donations of IT equipment to support the charity's work
Air Business made an immediate commitment to help this remarkable charity, which uses technology to improve education and livelihood skills in disadvantaged communities around the world.
The global distribution and subscriptions company will provide decommissioned IT equipment to Camara, which will form part of Camara’s work to improve lives in some of the world’s most underprivileged societies. Camara's education work is dependent on such donations to teach 21st century skills to young people and help them escape poverty.
Air Business already makes a positive social impact worldwide through its work with charities including Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. It is also a signatory, along with the PPA, of the National Literacy Trust’s 2017 Literacy Pledge, and is the official distribution partner of the Africa Kit Appeal set up by professional cyclist Matt Brammeier.
Adam Sherman, Air Business Group Managing Director, said: "As soon as we heard about Camara we instantly wanted to help. Air Business strongly believes in the power of publishing and education in alleviating people from poverty. We’re committed to doing all we can to help drive positive changes to the educational outcomes of people wherever they are in the world. I am delighted that Air Business will become a part of Camara’s incredible work.”
Barry McIlheney, PPA CEO, added: “John Brown's special announcement at the PPA Festival was incredibly powerful and it is clear that this struck a strong chord with Air Business. Camara do truly amazing work and the commitment from companies such as Air Business is critical to its success.”