What a fantastic day! The sun shone powering the mock up SolarBerry. There were several developments to show off this year – spot the small standalone solar panel running a Raspberry Pi. Within the old cricket hut the solar panels were charging the batteries running two Pi networks – allowing passers by to access a … Continue reading The Turing Trust at Barclays Technology Centre Fun Day
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’d like to say a huge thank you to Edinburgh Napier University for their fantastic donation of IT equipment, and give a special shout out to Dr Sally Smith who organised (and dropped off!) the donation. Edinburgh Napier University, which takes its name from the brilliant 16th century mathematician John Napier, has more than 19,000 … Continue reading PC Donation from Edinburgh Napier University
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 Turing Trust has been working in Malawi since 2015 enabling IT supported learning across the Northern Region. Under our current project, we’ve been tasked with the question of how to support off-grid communities gain access to the digital skills they need for life and work in the 21st Century. Our answer? The SolarBerry. The … Continue reading SolarBerry Handover to Choma!
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.
Sam is one of our longest-serving volunteers and is currently in Malawi helping to oversee the SolarBerry launch. We asked Sam a few questions about his experience volunteering with the Turing Trust and the project he’s supported over the years.
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’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