IT Schools Africa is reducing its Carbon Footprint

This means we are committed to calculating and reducing our impact on climate change  year-on-year in line with the global goal of limiting global warming to 1.5°C.

This has been independently validated by "Go Climate Positive".

About us

IT Schools Africa provides e-Learning technology to improve life opportunities for school students and local communities in Africa and the UK.

What sets ITSA apart from other UK organisations sending refurbished computers to Africa is its uniquely holistic approach. In the UK, the programme supports the local community - working with prisons, the unemployed and schools - to refurbish computers, clean them of data and prepare them for shipping. In Africa, the programme delivers IT teaching training and technical support to all recipient schools and deals with the final disposal of computers in an environmentally friendly way.


We are committed to achieving the following targets:

  1. Reduce our emissions from our activities by at least 46% from our baseline of 2019 by 2030
  2. Reduce the emissions from the use of the equipment we supply (target to be defined)


We have committed to reducing emissions over the next year by:

  1. Switch to renewable electricity
  2. Investigate switching all existing lamps to LEDs

  3. Investigate replacing gas boiler with air-source heating
  4. Investigate energy efficiency measures that can be taken
  5. Reduce emissions from Digibus staff travel by 25% over the next 2 years
  6. Do feasibility study looking at how to reduce our emissions from the use of our products by supporting installation of renewable energy in our schools


Our Net Carbon Footprint is the total amount of greenhouse gases we produced in the year once the amount we saved has been taken into account.

Net Carbon Footprint


Carbon Footprint

This is the total amount of greenhouse gases we produced in the year.

Actual Emissions



Equivalent to


flights London-New York

Carbon Handprint

This is the total amount of greenhouse gases we saved in the year.

Offsets Purchased



Emissions Avoided



Emissions Intensity


kgCO2e per product supplied


This chart shows how our emissions have changed over the last 5 years.

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