It’s Giving Tuesday! The Big Give Christmas Challenge starts today and we are hoping to have our best Christmas Challenge yet. Last year, we more than doubled the donations received in 2017 which allowed us to ship over 1300 computers and accessories to Malawi in March 2019 and do so much more. It was also … Continue reading The Big Give Christmas Challenge 2019 is now open – so all donations will be doubled!
Save the date! The Big Give Christmas Challenge 2019 launch is on 12 pm (midday) on Tuesday 3rd December The Christmas Challenge, run by The Big Give, is the UK’s biggest match funding campaign. Donations made during the Christmas Challenge week are doubled – so any donation made during that week will have twice the impact. … Continue reading It is nearly time for our Christmas Challenge 2019!
We are delighted to have been accepted as a Growth Leader by the Raspberry Pi CEO Philip Colligan! The Growth Leaders progamme is part of the Raspberry Pi Foundations Code Club initiative that helps thousands of students around the world to learn about coding and inspires them to become excited about computer science and … Continue reading Becoming the first Code Club Growth Leader in Malawi!
We are delighted to share the news that our 40ft container, with over 1300 computers, has arrived safely in Malawi. The container left our premises in Edinburgh at the end of February, taking 12 weeks to arrive at its destination. The baton now passes to our amazing partners in Malawi, Centre for Youth and Development. … Continue reading Our 40ft container has arrived in Malawi
We’re delighted to have had our project chosen for the latest round of the The Scottish Government Small Grants Programme! This will enable us to make a huge impact in Malawi, supporting thousands of girls to learn ICT! You can find out more here. This ICT project aims to provide digital skills to 9,000 Malawian girls, marginalised … Continue reading Scottish Government Grant to support digital skills for girls in Malawi
Last weekend our amazing team of volunteers packed a 40′ container with over 1300 PCs and accessories destined for Malawi. These PCs will allow tens of thousands of students to learn ICT skills. Thank you so much to all those who helped pack the container and to all our IT donors without whom this would not have … Continue reading We have shipped to Malawi
Following his motion on recycling PCs that was debated in the Scottish parliament earlier this month, we were delighted to be able to welcome Gordon MacDonald to our workshop in Newbridge, Edinburgh. He was able to meet some of the core members of the team and see for himself how we refurbish PCs ready for … Continue reading Visit by Gordon MacDonald MSP
The Turing Trust and Rotary Club of Currie Balerno were delighted to be recognised for our work in reusing PCs in schools in sub-Saharan Africa. Gordon MacDonald MSP tabled a motion celebrating our work, that has been supported by the Scottish Government International Development Small Grants Programme. The motion received cross party support reflecting the … Continue reading Recognition by the Scottish Parliament
The Turing Trust is taking part in the Big Give Christmas Challenge to raise funds to support our project “Digital Skills for Malawian Students“. Any donations made between midday on Tuesday 27th November and Tuesday 4th December 2018 will be match funded – so your donation will be doubled. In Malawi only 3% of schools … Continue reading The Turing Trust Christmas Challenge 2018
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
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!
Sam is one of our longest-serving volunteers and is currently in Malawi helping to oversee the SolarBerry launch. We asked Sam a few questions about his experience volunteering with the Turing Trust and the project he’s supported over the years.