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:


  • 43 Solar Hubs created and installed across 13 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.


  • Over 5,083 respective ICDL module assessments
  • Over 3,445 ICDL modules passed and certified (60% Female, 40% Male)
  • Over 1,762 students certified in ICDL modules
  • Over 242 teachers certified in ICDL modules
  • Over 3,139 student assessments in ICDL modules
  • Over 2,036 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.


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


  • Received equipment from 480+ companies
  • Recycled over 84,185 pieces of equipment (2016-2023)
  • Refurbished and reused over 60,226 pieces of equipment (2016-2023)
  • 42% of equipment reused
  • 18,480,908 Kg CO2e of e-waste prevented (2016-2023)

Figures are based on data collated by Computer Aid; metrics were last updated in April 2024.