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Hard Work Pays Off – A Visit From Minister Ford

Last month were thrilled to welcome UK Government Minister Vicky Ford to the Edinburgh HQ of our computer donation charity to discuss how UK aid has been helping to support our work in Malawi. Our Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office funded project in Malawi has enabled us to save 807 British computers from being scrapped, installing them in 36 Malawian schools: this has enabled over 8,900 Malawian schoolgirls to learn life-changing digital skills.

We are so proud to be carrying on the legacy of Alan Turing by helping some of the world’s poorest children gain access to technology and unlock invaluable IT training through donated computer equipment.

I’ve been delighted to meet today with the family of the British icon who played such a significant role in sparking the digital revolution, to find out how they are now ensuring schools in some of the world’s poorest communities across Malawi are not left behind.

Minister vicky ford

Our deepest thanks go out to the households and businesses who have donated their unwanted IT equipment. Thanks to your continued support, we have now helped over 80,000 students to access an invaluable IT education. Whilst your old IT kit might not meet the demands of the typical British office or home setting, once we wipe and rebuild them, they become an invaluable resource for helping kids start their digital journey. Find out how to donate your old computer equipment.

Computer skills are a crucial tool in giving vulnerable children a ladder out of poverty in the 21st century, and this project is the perfect example of UK aid supporting a Scottish charity to be a force for good in the world.

Minister vicky ford

To read more about our recent visit from Minister Vicky Ford, head over to our Press & Media page to discover the latest Turing Trust news from around the web. And if you’re keen to give computers to charity and help improve the lives of young people across the globe, head to our donate computer page to find out how to get involved.