Our Impact

Our work aims to improve outcomes for project beneficiaries, whether it be students at a school where a computer lab has been installed, or community members using a Solar Community Hub in a relatively rural area. The underlying mission in all cases is to create a positive impact through technology which will improve beneficiaries’ lives.

In order to assess this impact, we collect data across all our projects at various stages and with all types of beneficiaries and use this to measure changes in outcomes. For instance, to measure changes in computer literacy, we use assessment results from ICT modules which teachers and students are tested in. If a beneficiary has passed that module, we can deduce that they have become literate in that topic.

To date, here are some of the ways our work has benefitted individuals and communities:

PROJECT OVERVIEW

  • 25 Solar Community Hubs created and installed across 8 countries in public community areas, youth centres, or schools
  • 83 Schools equipped with fully functioning computer laboratories
  • Over 110,800 direct beneficiaries (49% Male, 51% Female)
  • Average Digital Schools project has over 13,800 direct beneficiaries across all schools
  • Average Solar Hub project has over 580 direct beneficiaries and 478 indirect beneficiaries
A teacher helps a student on a computer
Fully functioning computer laboratories: On average contain 20 computers, 1 teacher laptop, 1 projector, 1 printer and other assistive technology such as speakers and headphones.

TRAINING

  • Over 4,180 respective ICDL module assessments
  • Over 2,590 ICDL modules passed and certified (58% Female, 42% Male)
  • Over 970 students certified in ICDL modules
  • Over 225 teachers certified in ICDL modules
  • Over 2,296 student assessments in ICDL modules
  • Over 1,235 beneficiaries certified in ICDL
  • On average, a beneficiary passes 3 ICDL modules across all our projects
A group of teachers engage in training on computers
Some of our projects have worked exclusively with women and most primary school teachers in our projects are women. This is why there is a disparity between the percentage of males and females being certified.

EQUIPMENT SUPPLIED

  • Over 271,000 computers supplied to other non-profits
  • Supplied equipment to 115 countries
  • Supplied over 5,770 computers to over 510 organisations in the UK
  • Supplied over 257,000 computers to organisations abroad

IT DISPOSAL/ENVIRONMENTAL

  • Received equipment from 480+ companies
  • Recycled 92,716 pieces of equipment (2016-2023)
  • Refurbished and reused 65,145 pieces of equipment (2016-2023)
  • 41% of equipment reused
  • 20,226,527 Kg CO2e of e-waste prevented (2016-2023)

Figures are based on data collated by Computer Aid; metrics were last updated in October 2023.