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.
Having just returned from Malawi, I thought it a perfect opportunity to ask Neil a few questions about both the trip and the SolarBerry project taking place in a Northern district of the country. Hi Neil, as I understand it, you have just come back from overseeing the SolarBerry project in Malawi. How was your … Continue reading Guest Blog: Interview with Neil Gilchrist
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
Eager to find out more about the founder of our innovative organisation, I asked him the following set of questions to get an idea of the man behind the Trust. Aside from being the great-nephew of the remarkable Alan Turing, what inspired you to start up the Turing Trust? It was all about the opportunity. … Continue reading Guest Blog: Interview with James Turing
We have been shortlisted for the 2017 Royal Bank of Scotland Great British Entrepreneur Awards in the Entrepreneur for Good of the Year award. We’ve beaten off some tough competition in order to make the regional shortlist, with over 1000 businesses entering the awards nationally across the wide range of categories. Now in its fifth year, … Continue reading We’ve Been Shortlisted!
Alasdair Nielson and James Turing were awarded the Enterprise runner up prize at the University of Edinburgh 2016 Inspire Launch Grow awards. The award was for the SolarBerry project which will deliver a self-ﬁnancing, community-owned oﬄine and oﬀ-grid computer lab powered by solar energy with energy-eﬃcient Raspberry Pi computers. This project is already well under … Continue reading Congratulations to Alasdair and James
James Turing was among 12 Edinburgh University students who took part in an international meeting in California with President Bill Clinton and Chelsea Clinton this April. The SolarBerry project was among the 900 commitments made by students at the conference and was presented in the seminar on the Circular Economy and mentioned specifically by President … Continue reading The Turing Trust at the Clinton Global Initiative
James Turing, the director of the Turing Trust, recently attended a dinner at Buckingham Palace. This was hosted by the University of Edinburgh Chancellor, HRH The Princess Royal, in recognition of the University of Edinburgh’s teaching, research and international partnerships for global impact. He gave a presentation on his own research and on the work … Continue reading The Turing Trust represented at Global Academies Dinner at Buckingham Palace
Mr. Edmund Pinto, Country Director of The Turing Trust, a Non-Governmental Organization concerned with youth education and empowerment said the current era of globalization and ICT revolution required concerted efforts by government and other stakeholders to support the youth with the requisite employable skills to make them self-sustainable and curb the surging rural-urban drift.