Thank you Oxford Dictionaries


Everyone at The Turing Trust would like to express our gratitude to Oxford Dictionaries! Last December, Oxford Dictionaries ran a social media campaign, asking their followers to respond to a survey. For every answered survey they received, they donated £1 to The Turing Trust, resulting in a fantastic donation of £500 which we will use … Continue reading Thank you Oxford Dictionaries

Volunteering with the Turing Trust: Ana’s Experience


We’ve been working in collaboration with Edinburgh College to support their English as a Second Language (ESL) students with work experience. So far this year we’ve been lucky enough to have 4 interns come through from the college who’ve been fantastic and supported many aspects of our work. We spoke to Ana who’s studying Administration … Continue reading Volunteering with the Turing Trust: Ana’s Experience

Maintenance and Safety Workshops


Since our training in the Volta region last year, our training participants have been doing an excellent job applying what they’ve learned about computer maintenance and safety. After our recent training in Accra, the ICT teachers will be able to troubleshoot some of the computer problems that arise. The teachers are now eager to attempt … Continue reading Maintenance and Safety Workshops

Guest Blog: Dr Alastair Allan MSP’s Turing Talk


Dr Allan’s talk left me feeling enthusiastic and optimistic about Scotland’s commitment to international development in less developed regions in the world. With examples from Malawi, I learned that despite being a small nation in a world scale, Scotland is leading the way in development, particularly with the use of technology. What I found most … Continue reading Guest Blog: Dr Alastair Allan MSP’s Turing Talk

Christmas Challenge 2017 Success!


This year we’ve taken part in The Big Give’s Christmas Challenge, a fundraising campaign where donations are matched by Pledgers (longstanding donors) and Champion Funds (from a supporting organisation chosen by the Big Give). This means that every penny donated to the Turing Trust has been matched, doubling its impact. Since the challenge launched at … Continue reading Christmas Challenge 2017 Success!

What is the Big Give’s Christmas Challenge? 🎄


This Christmas we have a fantastic opportunity to raise extra funds for our work in Malawi by taking part in the Big Give’s Christmas Challenge. The campaign kicks off at 12pm on the 28th November – #GivingTuesday – and runs right through to 12pm on the 5th December. We’re hoping to raise £11,600 in total … Continue reading What is the Big Give’s Christmas Challenge? 🎄

We’re taking part in the Big Give’s Christmas Challenge


This year we’re taking place in the Big Give’s Christmas Challenge. This is a matched funding round where donations will be matched pound for pound until we use up our pot. We’re really excited to take part as it means that every penny donated to us goes twice as far. We’re aiming to raise £12,000 all … Continue reading We’re taking part in the Big Give’s Christmas Challenge

Update From Malawi: Nkhomboli School


Our partner organization in Malwai, the Centre for Youth and Development, have recently installed a computer lab and created a local area network at Nkhomboli Community Day Secondary School. This will mean that students and teachers using the lab will now be able to share files between computers without the use of discs or USBs. … Continue reading Update From Malawi: Nkhomboli School

Maintenance and Safety Workshops in Ghana


Our first site visits this academic year took us to Prabon JHS and Primary School, Akwaduo JHS and Primary School and Tetrefu ICCES Centre. There was clear evidence of positive impact the ICT training workshops we held last academic year have had. The ICT teachers are now able to troubleshoot some of the basic issues … Continue reading Maintenance and Safety Workshops in Ghana

Catching up with new students in Ghana


As we begin the 2017/18 school academic in year in Ghana this September, there have been new admissions at the various schools across the country and we were happy to catch-up with some of the ‘freshers’ ( first year students) at the computer laboratories. Their zeal and enthusiasm at the computer laboratory was very encouraging. … Continue reading Catching up with new students in Ghana