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!
James Turing was on hand to receive a fantastic donation of 100 computers and accessories from the Scottish Government. This donation, delivered to our premises in Newbridge by a team from the Information and Technology Services (iTECS) Division, will enable thousands of students to learn digital skills, whilst reusing these computers will significantly offset carbon … Continue reading Schools in sub-Saharan Africa to receive used computer equipment from the Scottish Government
Our team at Newbridge, Edinburgh were delighted to receive such a great donation from Oxford Saïd Business School. They donated 192 items in total, including laptops, desktops, iPhones and monitors. Our thanks to Simon Eggleton, IT Service Desk and Continual Service Improvement Manager at Saïd Business School for organising this and for the work that went … Continue reading Great donation from Oxford Saïd Business School arrives in Edinburgh
Reusing IT and The Turing Trust share a vision of reusing IT equipment to benefit disadvantaged communities, particularly in Africa and to protect the environment by refurbishing IT equipment. This extends its useful life, producing both energy and carbon savings. We have had massive support from Ross Cockburn and his team at Reusing IT over … Continue reading Celebrating fantastic support from Reusing IT
We are delighted to have been accepted as a Growth Leader by the Raspberry Pi CEO Philip Colligan! The Growth Leaders progamme is part of the Raspberry Pi Foundations Code Club initiative that helps thousands of students around the world to learn about coding and inspires them to become excited about computer science and … Continue reading Becoming the first Code Club Growth Leader in Malawi!
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
Miss Francisca Agyeiwaa Buu benefited from the Turing Trust Student Scholarship scheme studying Electrical Engineering and computer training for two academic years and completed her formal vocational and technical training at the Amoawi ICCES Training Centre last year. She happily graduated with two nationally recognized certificates namely: 1. NVTI foundation Certificate 2. GES/NABPTEX Certificate. Upon … Continue reading Student success in Ghana
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