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
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
Last month we were honoured to have Colin Beattie, MSP for Midlothian North and Musselburgh, visit our workshop. Colin met with us to learn more
We recently received some great fantastic feedback from students, teachers and headteachers at Chinziri Community Day Secondary School in Malawi. With the help of your