The Turing Trust was founded in 2009 with a mission to equip the ICCES in Ghana with computer laboratories. Since then we have come a long way, from just a few computers being sent to Afoako in 2010, to computer laboratories in 72 schools and ICCES in Ghana today.
This is all supported by regular training workshops for teachers.
The story so far:
- Computer laboratory at Afoako built from scratch and a showcase for the Ashanti region
- Computer laboratories in all ICCES able to accommodate them
- Computer laboratories in the ICCES set up by the Turing Trust subsequently received further computers from GIFEC (Ghana Investment Fund for Electronic Communications)
- Computer laboratories set up in 15 Primary / Junior High Schools
- Computer studies now taught with computers rather than on a blackboard
- The number of students taking computer studies as their vocational subject in the ICCES more than doubled
- Over 6000 students given access to IT supported learning
- Over 150 teachers trained in maintenance and repair and the use of the educational resources on the computers to support their teaching
Edmund Pinto (Eddie) has been our Director in Ghana since the Turing Trust was founded in 2009. He has always been passionate about helping the disadvantaged students from poor rural areas to gain skills that will allow them to make a living in their local community. Click here to read his story, which explains why and helps understand some of the challenges that students from poor backgrounds in Ghana still face.
The Afoako story
James first went to Afoako ICCES in 2009 and the plan was for him to help build a girls hostel. However, it quickly became obvious that there was also a need to equip the ICCES with computers – but they also needed a computer laboratory. Click here to find out more about how this was achieved.
Tetrefu ICCES celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2017. It is a well established ICCES with a commitment to teaching ICT. Click here to find out more about some of their achievements over the last few years.
The Turing Trust is committed to ensuring all the equipment that we install is well maintained and available for teaching and learning as much as possible. We run regular training workshops for ICT teachers to ensure they have the knowledge to undertake basic maintenance and repair of the computers. Click here to read more about some of the workshops we have delivered.
If you have IT equipment you no longer need and would like to support more computer laboratories in African schools don’t hesitate to get in touch.