Our partners, both in the UK and in Africa, are crucial to our success.
We are passionate about working with all those who share our vision.
A team of technologists at Barclays are supporting the work of the Turing Trust in many ways. The team based at Barclays Technology Centre Radbroke in Knutsford, Cheshire, donate significant amounts of IT equipment for us to ship to Africa, and also give generously of their time and expertise. We have discovered colleagues at Barclays who have just as strong a passion as we do for the development of the SolarBerry and its deployment in Africa. There is an ongoing fruitful collaboration working on the software delivering educational resources on the Raspberry Pi.
Expert agent develop cloud based solutions for estate agents around the country, and were the first to take agency software online back in 2004. They have supported the Turing Trust since 2015.
“It’s been really helpful to have something that our staff can focus on and it’s brought them together…. The reception from our customers has been that it’s their charity as much as it is yours and ours.” Mike Griffiths, CEO
“Expert Agent is proud to continue to support the Turing Trust and their aim to promote education and training through the use of IT in sub-Saharan Africa. As a technology company, we’re perfectly placed to encourage our clients to recycle hardware equipment by donating it to the Turing Trust. This not only provides training opportunities and skill development for those less fortunate but also reduces waste, supporting a more sustainable and environmentally friendly society. The money raised from our clients and partners also contributes to the ongoing efforts of this fantastic charity.” Barbara Bennett, Head of Operations
Reusing IT share many similar values with us and we are honoured to be supported by them. They strive to advance education and welfare anywhere in the world by sourcing, refurbishing and providing computers to support services to educational establishments, community organisations, NGOs and others working in a diverse range of fields. Just like us, they aim to provide sustainable educational, social and economic benefits to low income families and impoverished communities and wish to help close the digital divide.
The Rotary Club of Currie Balerno has a been a significant sponsor of the Turing Trust since 2012 with both financial donations to support schooling in Ghana and participation of club members in various activities. These include assisting with loading containers for shipment to Africa and the design of the SolarBerry, a solar powered community education facility running in an upcycled shipping container, which is being trialled in Malawi this year. Other Rotary Clubs are now coming forward to help with offers of computer collections and transport.
Our founder James Turing is a University of Edinburgh graduate and the Turing Trust has been supported by the University of Edinburgh since 2010. The University of Edinburgh has been fundamental to our UK based operations, supporting us with accommodation, volunteering opportunities and fundraising activities whilst offering an incredible network. Dr Omaima Hatem, of the University of Edinburgh’s Business School currently sits on our Advisory Board supporting our work with crucial academic insight.
If you believe that technology should be available to support the education of all students in Africa and would like to help, then please contact us. We would love to hear from you.