Introduction: As part of my International Development MSc degree at the University of Edinburgh, I conducted a work-based research placement with the Turing Trust in Kumasi, Ghana. I visited numerous Integrated Community Centres for Employable Skills (ICCES) facilities across the Ashanti region, which is for young Ghanaians (between 16 and 25 years old) to gain … Continue reading Andrew Ellison in Ghana
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
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
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
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
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
E-learning workshops in Ghana. We are delighted to announce that through the Innovation Initiative Grant programme from the Edinburgh Fund at the University of Edinburgh, we will be bringing a series of workshops to our partner schools, the ICCES, in Ghana! The project will set up a series of workshops on the uses and reparability of … Continue reading More good news from the University of Edinburgh!
A fantastic team of volunteers braved near freezing temperatures, sleet and snow to load our container to Ghana. Despite the adverse conditions (and re-invigorated by hot food and drinks) the container was loaded in under 4 hours. In total we shipped over 400 computers, monitors, mice and keyboards, 46 printers and 18 boxes of books and … Continue reading We have shipped to Ghana!
During a recent visit to Ghana, Edmund Pinto and Nicola Turing ran training days for 65 Centre Managers and ICT teachers from the Volta region, Greater Accra and the Ashanti region. The days covered topics including what we could learn from the organisation and management of schools internationally and in particular, from those institutions that … Continue reading The Turing Trust Run Training Days at ICCES in Ghana
The Turing Trust team were privileged to be invited to visit ASA, a specialist science and maths “Sixth Form” college for girls from the African continent. It was founded by the African Gifted Foundation and its students will take Cambridge International A levels in Maths, Further Maths and Physics in 1 year. However, the college … Continue reading Inspiring Visit to African Science Academy, Accra, Ghana
2015 closed and the new year dawned for The Turing Trust in an incredible way. A brand new IT lab was unveiled in Ghana and we announced our new CSR scheme. One of our first ever partner schools needed an IT lab. They were operating without a dedicated lab and this was holding students back. We were determined … Continue reading An exciting start to the 2016
We’re now repurposing e-waste to realise the education benefits of spent technologies. One of the innovative solutions we’ve come up with for the small amounts of e-waste we have in Ghana is through a partnership with the amazing Lightyear Foundation. As part of the work they do they’ve founded this amazing practical science project known as … Continue reading Innovative Solutions to E-waste with the Lightyear Foundation in Ghana