Research has shown that access to education through the use of ICTs has enormous potential to positively impact the lives of people in developing countries by enhancing the quality of education. It is also recognised that ICTs solutions must be cost effective and sustainable.
SIAB can show how ICTs can be delivered at a relatively low cost compared to other solar powered systems increasing the chances of success for international initiatives such as the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and UNESCO’s Education For All (EFA) projects. MDGs began in 2000 with the aim of eliminating global poverty, hunger and inequality by the year 2015. Studies carried out on the impact of ICTs on the MDGs and EFA initiatives shows that up to 80% of participants are more aware and feel empowered and 60% reported experiencing a direct improvement in the teaching and learning process.