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ON Earth Day, the team at Camara Jamaica Foundation showcased one great way to recycle -- making a computer.

At the national celebration at the Hope Botanical Gardens, CEO of the Camara Jamaica Foundation is Karl Gaynor and the team entered the computer in a recycling competition at the Environmenatl Founndation of Jamaica (EFJ) Earth Day Expo.

The computer was built by students in the Career Advancement Programme at Penwood High in Kingston.

The Camara Jamaica Foundation is the local chapter of Camara International, a non-profit volunteer organisation that uses technology to improve education in Africa, Jamaica and Ireland.

Camara International trains volunteers in computer repairs. These trained persons then refurbish used computers which can then be used in schools. The Digicel Foundation has partnered with the Camara Jamaica Foundation to put 400 desktops and 100 laptops in a variety of educational institutions islandwide this year.

Beneficiaries include primary school six ASTEP Centres, the Shortwood Practising Primary and Junior High school, Mannings Hill Primary, Jamaica Foundation for Lifelong Learning and many more.

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