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.
Lura Community Day Secondary School were delighted with their new hardware. Headteacher Mr Phiri is very enthusiastic about the possibilities the new IT equipment will bring, and how the new Local Area Network will enable them to make use of printers and scanners to help with their lessons. He was also happy that the IT … Continue reading Update from Malawi: Lura CDSS
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
Following our recent partnership with Covestro we’ve been fortunate enough to receive a donation of a-ACADEMY Primary School to teach English and Science from Avallain Foundation. This software will be installed on our next batch of IT equipment making its way to schools across Northern Malawi, strengthening our eLibrary by giving teachers top quality offline resources. … Continue reading Turing Trust and Avallain Foundation
We are delighted to announce that our latest shipment of IT equipment has arrived in Malawi: Our new partner Covestro donated 500 refurbished laptops as part of a long term engagement. These PCs will be used to give children access to IT education and a wealth of offline resources with our eLibrary to support their … Continue reading Fostering Education in Partnership with Covestro
James Gondwe and his team from CYD have started setting up computer labs in schools. So far they have already set up 8 schools with 20 computers per school – that is 160 computers already delivered and installed. You can see from these photos taken at Lidoma private school how delighted the staff were to … Continue reading Schools in Malawi receive computers
Our first shipment to Malawi has arrived safely after 2 months in transit by sea and by land. Over 500 computers are being unpacked and tested and the first schools will receive computers before Christmas. What a fantastic achievement and a real credit to Andrew Clark, Brian Ferguson and the rest of the team in … Continue reading Container arrived in Mzuzu, Malawi