November Update

November has been a great month here at the Turing Trust.  #GivingWeek18 We’ve had an incredible start to #GivingWeek18, raising £11,655 so far! This year we’re raising funds through the Big Give to enable us to continue to empower Malawian students to build the digital skills they need for life, study and work in the … Continue reading November Update

From TT Volunteer to Systems Engineer!

One of our long-standing volunteers, Andrew, who’s been involved with all manner of work at the Turing Trust has secured a new job as a Systems Test Engineer at a local networking company. This is fantastic news, particularly so as many of the skills Andrew learnt and honed whilst supporting the Turing Trust will help in his new role … Continue reading From TT Volunteer to Systems Engineer!

Ghana Update: Lab installed at Aboantem School

Aboantem Basic School in the Bosomtwe district in the Ashanti region of Ghana is now host to a Turing Trust computer lab. After several months of preparation from the students, Aboantem community, teachers and the entire Bosomtwe district, our team arrived at the school to install the new lab of 20 PCs all of which … Continue reading Ghana Update: Lab installed at Aboantem School

PC Donation from Edinburgh Napier University

We’d like to say a huge thank you to Edinburgh Napier University for their fantastic donation of IT equipment, and give a special shout out to Dr Sally Smith who organised (and dropped off!) the donation. Edinburgh Napier University, which takes its name from the brilliant 16th century mathematician John Napier, has more than 19,000 … Continue reading PC Donation from Edinburgh Napier University

Kolibri Hardware Grant winners

We’ve won a Learning Equality Kolibri Hardware grant! Our team are looking forward to getting started with the project and seeing the positive impact it’ll have on our schools. What does this mean for the Turing Trust? Over the next year, we’ll be working closely with two schools in Mzuzu to trial the introduction of … Continue reading Kolibri Hardware Grant winners

SolarBerry Handover to Choma!

The Turing Trust has been working in Malawi since 2015 enabling IT supported learning across the Northern Region. Under our current project, we’ve been tasked with the question of how to support off-grid communities gain access to the digital skills they need for life and work in the 21st Century. Our answer? The SolarBerry. The … Continue reading SolarBerry Handover to Choma!

Guest Blog: Interview with Neil Gilchrist

Having just returned from Malawi, I thought it a perfect opportunity to ask Neil a few questions about both the trip and the SolarBerry project taking place in a Northern district of the country. Hi Neil, as I understand it, you have just come back from overseeing the SolarBerry project in Malawi. How was your … Continue reading Guest Blog: Interview with Neil Gilchrist

Ghana Update: National Skills Exhibition

Tetrefu ICCES represented all of the Integrated Community Centres for Employable Skills in Ghana during the national skills exhibition this month. The Exhibition was organised by the Council for Technical and Vocational Education and Training in collaboration with the Kumasi Technical University with the theme of “Skills Development to Improve Youth Development”. Over 300 Vocational … Continue reading Ghana Update: National Skills Exhibition

How could your weekly shop raise funds for the Turing Trust?

Give as you Live is an online fundraising platform allowing users to shop at over 4,200 top stores and raise free funds for charity.   Supporters have been raising funds for us through the platform for years. One of the great ways they’ve been doing this is through the Cards for Causes scheme. This lets you … Continue reading How could your weekly shop raise funds for the Turing Trust?