James Turing welcomed Ben Macpherson, Minister for Europe, Migration and International Development in the Scottish Government, to the Turing Trust warehouse in Newbridge and was delighted to be able to demonstrate our operations wiping and refurbishing computers before shipping them out to schools in sub-Saharan Africa.
This is the second batch of used IT equipment that the Information and Technology Services Division of the Scottish Government has donated. It comes after the Turing Trust was awarded £60,000 from the International Small Grants Programme to train 80 teachers in Malawi, who will teach 9,000 girls who would otherwise be excluded from digital literacy lessons because of gender, disability or where they live.
You can see the highlights of the Minister’s visit in this video.
The Turing Trust is proud to be working in partnership with the Scottish Government and to be supported by both a grant and by donations of used IT equipment. This donation of 1,000 PCs will support 18,000 students to learn digital skills as well as offsetting 280 tonnes of CO2 emissions, which is the equivalent of planting 700 trees.