When we first arrived in Afoako, they didn’t even have a single textbook in the entire school. However, with the help of kind sponsors, the Turing Trust have helped to build a library, assisted in creating a girls’ hostel so that the students who lived over two hours away by foot could attend school and, most recently, have completed creating a computer lab in Afoako ICCES.
One such sponsor is the Rotary Club of Currie and Balerno, where we recently spoke, who have donated over a dozen computers and a fantastic £180. The money has sponsored three students from Afoako ICCES and Konkoma ICCES covering their school fees, hostel accommodation for the year as well as the students exam fees which are vital in ensuring they will be able to afford their final exams from which they can qualify with an accredited qualification.
Currently, we at the Turing Trust are looking for donations of old computers laptops which are securely wiped, sewing machines for the dressmaking students and carpentry equipment.
Thankfully, if you are unable to help by providing this useful equipment for the schools, you are actually able to fund raise for free by simply changing your internet search engine from Google or Yahoo to “Easysearch” (www.theturingtrust.easysearch.org.uk) which will generate half a penny every time you click Search.
Alternatively, you can register with Easyfundraising where you can earn up to 15% on purchases for a charity of your choice (www.easyfundraising.org.uk/theturingtrust) through shopping with the likes of M&S, Tesco, Argos, Amazon and eBay.
At the Turing Trust we are dedicated to ensuring any donations go directly to where it is needed most and greatly appreciate any help you can offer, no matter how little.