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
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
If you missed Turing Talks, then this is what you have been waiting for! We are very grateful to Mally and the rest of the team at Heehaw for donating their time and skills to produce a fantastic record of the first Turing Talks. Head over to the Turing Talks website where you can watch the … Continue reading Videos from Turing Talks are here!
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!
This Christmas we have a fantastic opportunity to raise extra funds for our work in Malawi by taking part in the Big Give’s Christmas Challenge. The campaign kicks off at 12pm on the 28th November – #GivingTuesday – and runs right through to 12pm on the 5th December. We’re hoping to raise £11,600 in total … Continue reading What is the Big Give’s Christmas Challenge? 🎄
This year we’re taking place in the Big Give’s Christmas Challenge. This is a matched funding round where donations will be matched pound for pound until we use up our pot. We’re really excited to take part as it means that every penny donated to us goes twice as far. We’re aiming to raise £12,000 all … Continue reading We’re taking part in the Big Give’s Christmas Challenge
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!
It was great to see the work Shanti Bhardwa has been doing to set up a mock SolarBerry in the cricket pavilion in the ground of Barclays Technology Centre, Radbroke. Powered by just two 150W solar panels on the roof, he was able to run several workstations, including a raspberry Pi zero showing movies. We … Continue reading Mock up SolarBerry at Barclays Technology Centre Fun day
We are delighted to announce our most recent partnership with Code Your Future, a fantastic and fast growing organisation “supporting refugees with the dream of becoming developers.” As they have expanded into Scotland we have been delighted to support their initiative with hardware but also in collaborating to get some of their learning materials into … Continue reading Introducing Code your Future
A huge thank you to Hutchesons’ Grammar School for their generous donation of IT equipment. We appreciated the great support from Jonathan Caddy, Head of Computing Services, in getting it all ready and helping us load up. It’s fantastic to see schools getting involved with our work supporting digital literacy in schools in across Africa.
The Turing Trust already has links with Sherborne School – both Alan Turing and Dermot Turing are old Shirburnians. Today we are keeping these links alive with the donation of IT equipment to support the Turing Trust’s mission to bridge the digital divide in Africa. There are still so many schools in Africa without computers … Continue reading Sherborne School donates computers