Our Impact

Our work aims to improve outcomes for students, teachers, and entrepreneurs by providing them with technology and training. This is something we have worked towards for over 20 years, whether working at a school with electricity but no ICT infrastructure, or a community centre with aspiring-youth, but limited facilities.

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

PROJECT OVERVIEW

  • 22 Solar Labs created and installed in public community areas, youth centres or schools
  • 74 Schools equipped with fully functioning computer laboratories
  • Over 94,800 direct beneficiaries (49% Male, 51% Female)
  • Average Digital Schools project has over 13,548 direct beneficiaries across all schools
  • Average Solar Lab project has over 737 direct beneficiaries at a school or community space
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 3,250 respective ICDL module assessments
  • Over 1,850 ICDL modules passed and certified (67% Female, 33% Male)
  • Over 542 students certified in ICDL modules
  • Over 297 teachers certified in ICDL modules
  • Over 1,573 student assessments in ICDL modules
  • Over 750 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 females and most primary school teachers in our projects are women. This is why there is a sizable disparity between the percentage of males and females being certified.

EQUIPMENT SUPPLIED

  • Over 260,000 computers supplied to other non-profits
  • Supplied equipment to 115 countries
  • Supplied 5,761 computers to over 510 organisations in the UK
  • Supplied 256,448 computers to organisations abroad

IT DISPOSAL/ENVIRONMENTAL

  • Received equipment from 480+ companies
  • Recycled 5283 computers (March 2017-June 2019)
  • Refurbished 11,683 computers (March 2017-June 2019)
  • 69% of equipment reused
  • 160884 kg amount of e-waste prevented
  • 587841 kg amount of carbon offset

Figures are based on data collated by Computer Aid; metrics were last updated in August 2021.