Who are The Turing Trust?
Founded by Alan Turing’s family, The Turing Trust seeks to continue his legacy by using technology to empower disadvantaged communities. Alan is widely regarded as the father of modern computing and he saw IT as a tool for solving immense challenges. He also had a passion for helping others: he funded one member of his foster family to work in Africa and sponsored a Jewish refugee’s schooling during World War II.
In honour of Alan Turing’s altruistic spirit, we refurbish IT equipment, install a range of educational software and provide it to those who need it most. In our first 10 years we have enabled access to computers for over 55,000 students across Africa. With your help and a great deal of hard work, we believe that one day every child will be able to enjoy the transformative power of technology that Alan envisioned.
James Turing, Founder of the Turing Trust.
How You Can Help
The Turing Trust Christmas Challenge
We are delighted to be taking part in the Big Give Christmas Challenge again this year. 2021 has demonstrated the massive impact of the pandemic on education in Malawi where schools were shut from April to October 2020. Digital skills are so important in our modern world and we are determined to help Malawian schools to build back digitally.
In this year’s crowdfunding campaign we are raising funds to support more Malawian schools to increase their digital capabilities. With your support we will install computer labs so that students can learn vital digital skills and so that their teachers have the tools needed to produce adapted learning resources in response to coronavirus.
All donations made during the Christmas Challenge week from 30th November to 7th December will be doubled, so any donation will have twice the impact.
Our campaign is now live – so please donate if you can and help us ensure that students in Malawi are not left behind.
Our Work in Africa
We have been delivering IT resources to schools across sub-Saharan Africa since 2009. So far by providing thousands of computers we have helped over 81,000 students to gain digital skills.
Our current focus is to provide technology-enabled education in schools in Malawi in partnership with the Centre for Youth and Development.
Over 9,200 computers in classrooms
We have suppported over 200 schools in Africa with computers.
Over 720 teachers trained
We train teachers on basic computer maintenance and show them how computers can support their teaching.
Over 3,000 tonnes of carbon saved
Our IT reuse programme continues to generate environmental benefits by offsetting greenhouse gas emissions.
Our Latest News
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