Recognition by the Scottish Parliament


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

CSP’s tech amnesty is off to a flying start thanks to SBL!


We’re delighted to be working with Software Box Ltd (SBL) to help get ever more computers donated to Malawian schools. We’ve recently received our first shipment from SBL which included some fantastic donations from CSP’s tech amnesty where many attendees brought in their old IT equipment ranging from laptops to mice and keyboards. This is … Continue reading CSP’s tech amnesty is off to a flying start thanks to SBL!

The Turing Trust at Barclays Technology Centre Fun Day


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

PC Donation from Edinburgh Napier University


We’d like to say a huge thank you to Edinburgh Napier University for their fantastic donation of IT equipment, and give a special shout out to Dr Sally Smith who organised (and dropped off!) the donation. Edinburgh Napier University, which takes its name from the brilliant 16th century mathematician John Napier, has more than 19,000 … Continue reading PC Donation from Edinburgh Napier University

Volunteering with the Turing Trust: Ana’s Experience


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

Guest Blog: Dr Alastair Allan MSP’s Turing Talk


Dr Allan’s talk left me feeling enthusiastic and optimistic about Scotland’s commitment to international development in less developed regions in the world. With examples from Malawi, I learned that despite being a small nation in a world scale, Scotland is leading the way in development, particularly with the use of technology. What I found most … Continue reading Guest Blog: Dr Alastair Allan MSP’s Turing Talk

Christmas Challenge 2017 Success!


This year we’ve taken part in The Big Give’s Christmas Challenge, a fundraising campaign where donations are matched by Pledgers (longstanding donors) and Champion Funds (from a supporting organisation chosen by the Big Give). This means that every penny donated to the Turing Trust has been matched, doubling its impact. Since the challenge launched at … Continue reading Christmas Challenge 2017 Success!