We are delighted to announce that the Turing Trust has established a new partnership with X4 Technology who will be supporting our mission through an innovative donation scheme. X4 Technology are a leading global provider of technology talent and facilitate connections between some of the world’s most innovative start-ups and globally recognised brands. They are … Continue reading Our new partnership with X4 Technology
Our first Code Club after being accepted as a Code Club Growth Leader was set up at Robert Laws Secondary School in the Mzimba District, Malawi. The club started meeting regularly for an hour every Friday and Saturday in October 2019 and currently has 28 members. The club is supervised by 2 adult volunteers and … Continue reading Introducing the Code Club at Robert Laws Secondary School, Malawi
James Turing welcomed Ben Macpherson, Minister for Europe, Migration and International Development in the Scottish Government, to the Turing Trust warehouse in Newbridge and was delighted to be able to demonstrate our operations wiping and refurbishing computers before shipping them out to schools in sub-Saharan Africa. This is the second batch of used IT equipment … Continue reading A great start to 2020 – the Scottish Government donates 1,000 computers!
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 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 have got some wonderful news to share. One of our team, who started volunteering with us in May 2018, has recently secured a new job at Tesco as a Cloud Software Engineer! Over the last few months Ron has made a tremendous impact at the Turing Trust. Ron has developed a wide range of … Continue reading From Turing Trust Volunteer to Cloud Software Engineer
The work of the Turing Trust is underpinned by organisations that have a Circular Economy approach to doing business. We are delighted to be working with Historic Environment Scotland by providing a re-use solution for their redundant ICT equipment. Their most recent donation, which was kindly dropped off in their electric van, helped to offset … Continue reading Historic Environment Scotland supports a Circular Economy
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
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
What a fantastic day! The sun shone powering the mock up SolarBerry. There were several developments to show off this year – spot the small standalone solar panel running a Raspberry Pi. Within the old cricket hut the solar panels were charging the batteries running two Pi networks – allowing passers by to access a … Continue reading The Turing Trust at Barclays Technology Centre Fun Day
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