November has been a great month here at the Turing Trust. #GivingWeek18 We’ve had an incredible start to #GivingWeek18, raising £11,655 so far! This year we’re raising funds through the Big Give to enable us to continue to empower Malawian students to build the digital skills they need for life, study and work in the … Continue reading November Update
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
One of our long-standing volunteers, Andrew, who’s been involved with all manner of work at the Turing Trust has secured a new job as a Systems Test Engineer at a local networking company. This is fantastic news, particularly so as many of the skills Andrew learnt and honed whilst supporting the Turing Trust will help in his new role … Continue reading From TT Volunteer to Systems Engineer!
Over the last three years we have developed our SolarBerry from concept to a prototype to a full-fledged computer lab in Northern Malawi, housed in a repurposed shipping container. We wanted to expand the idea and look at how our SolarBerry concept could be applied in different contexts and respond to different needs. We teamed … Continue reading SolarBerry K
Aboantem Basic School in the Bosomtwe district in the Ashanti region of Ghana is now host to a Turing Trust computer lab. After several months of preparation from the students, Aboantem community, teachers and the entire Bosomtwe district, our team arrived at the school to install the new lab of 20 PCs all of which … Continue reading Ghana Update: Lab installed at Aboantem School
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
The team here at the Turing Trust are thrilled to announce that we won a Scottish Edge Young Edge award of £10,000. The award comes after a fantastic pitch from our CEO, James Turing. This award will support our work delivering employable skills to our local community and making sure that our SolarBerry works for its community.
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
Tetrefu ICCES represented all of the Integrated Community Centres for Employable Skills in Ghana during the national skills exhibition this month. The Exhibition was organised by the Council for Technical and Vocational Education and Training in collaboration with the Kumasi Technical University with the theme of “Skills Development to Improve Youth Development”. Over 300 Vocational … Continue reading Ghana Update: National Skills Exhibition
Give as you Live is an online fundraising platform allowing users to shop at over 4,200 top stores and raise free funds for charity. Supporters have been raising funds for us through the platform for years. One of the great ways they’ve been doing this is through the Cards for Causes scheme. This lets you … Continue reading How could your weekly shop raise funds for the Turing Trust?
Everyone at The Turing Trust would like to express our gratitude to Oxford Dictionaries! Last December, Oxford Dictionaries ran a social media campaign, asking their followers to respond to a survey. For every answered survey they received, they donated £1 to The Turing Trust, resulting in a fantastic donation of £500 which we will use … Continue reading Thank you Oxford Dictionaries
We are delighted to welcome our new sponsors, Arcturus Publishing and to be a part of the latest in their series of puzzlebooks “The Alan Turing Codebreaker’s Puzzle Book”. Alan Turing is often called the father of modern computing. During World War II, he worked at Bletchley Park, where top secret work was carried out … Continue reading Arcturus Publishing – our new sponsors