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The Turing Trust Christmas Challenge 2018

The Big Give Christmas Challenge 2018

The Turing Trust is taking part in the Big Give Christmas Challenge to raise funds to support our project “Digital Skills for Malawian Students“. Any donations made between midday on Tuesday 27th November and Tuesday 4th December 2018 will be match funded – so your donation will be doubled.

In Malawi only 3% of schools have a functioning computer lab, meaning that hundreds of thousands of students are leaving schools without the digital skills they need for life and work in the 21st Century. A lack of digital skills heavily impacts disadvantaged students, exacerbating inequalities and leaving already marginalised student further behind. Girls and rural students are particularly vulnerable to missing out on gaining the skills which are fast becoming essential to daily life.

94% of students we work with agreed that using a computer in school improved their academic performance

This project will enable Malawian students to gain vital digital skills by targeting schools and providing them with computer labs, delivering teacher training, and giving extra support to marginalised students. Each school we work with will receive 20 PCs donated by UK businesses and training to ensure teachers and students can get the most from the PCs. We will support rural schools through subsidised IT and ensure girls are given equal access to IT through girls-only ICT clubs.

You can see more about our work in Malawi in this video.

Help us to make the most of the Champion funding we’ve secured from the Big Give and see your donation doubled today!

Visit: https://secure.thebiggive.org.uk/project/turingtrust2018

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njturing

Volunteer at the Turing Trust