"For the past four years, teachers have had the ability to transcend their classroom barriers, abandon traditional pedagogy methods and bring their students – out from behind their desks – and into the garden..."
Cutting-edge systems in/out of schools that bring learners closer to where the real stuff happens is only beneficial. The attention and engagement means that usually learning goes through the roof.
Could innovations like these work in more poverty-stricken countries, killing two birds with one stone? Potentially, yes. If it's done widely enough, it could even set up the school lunch.
Pros: They're are mostly donation-based, and since most of their sponsors are close to home and specific to these kinds of projects, the procurements of funds has been well-managed. [http://lynnhappens.com/?p=5608] Funds abound, you just need to know who your audience is and how to pitch it.
Cons: Access to and maintenance of technology. Otherwise, what it takes is one inspiring, committed individual to push the idea forward, but perhaps more importantly, a community and situation which is supportive.