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
We’re delighted to have had our project chosen for the latest round of the The Scottish Government Small Grants Programme! This will enable us to make a huge impact in Malawi, supporting thousands of girls to learn ICT! You can find out more here. This ICT project aims to provide digital skills to 9,000 Malawian girls, marginalised … Continue reading Scottish Government Grant to support digital skills for girls in Malawi
We’re delighted to celebrate our partnership with Turing Tumble as they are kindly donating a percentage of every Turing Tumble sold on their website. Their donations will enable us to put more electrical powered computers in Malawian classrooms as their marble powered computers spread across the world! So far their donations will help to put over 1,300 … Continue reading Fantastic support from Turing Tumble
Last weekend our amazing team of volunteers packed a 40′ container with over 1300 PCs and accessories destined for Malawi. These PCs will allow tens of thousands of students to learn ICT skills. Thank you so much to all those who helped pack the container and to all our IT donors without whom this would not have … Continue reading We have shipped to Malawi
We are delighted to have continued support from Arcturus Publishing with the publication of the recent series of puzzle books “The Turing Tests”. These suitably challenging collections contain a varied and fascinating range of puzzles and are available to order now. They have also donated computers, monitors and other IT equipment recently. It was great to … Continue reading The Turing Tests published
We are delighted that Alan Turing was voted the greatest and most influential figure of the 20th Century in the BBC Icons live final. He was up against some incredible people, but Chris Packham made a powerful case for science and for honouring a man whose achievements continue to play such a huge part in … Continue reading Alan Turing wins BBC Icons
Following his motion on recycling PCs that was debated in the Scottish parliament earlier this month, we were delighted to be able to welcome Gordon MacDonald to our workshop in Newbridge, Edinburgh. He was able to meet some of the core members of the team and see for himself how we refurbish PCs ready for … Continue reading Visit by Gordon MacDonald MSP
The Turing Trust and Rotary Club of Currie Balerno were delighted to be recognised for our work in reusing PCs in schools in sub-Saharan Africa. Gordon MacDonald MSP tabled a motion celebrating our work, that has been supported by the Scottish Government International Development Small Grants Programme. The motion received cross party support reflecting the … Continue reading Recognition by the Scottish Parliament
We’re delighted to be working with Software Box Ltd (SBL) to help get ever more computers donated to Malawian schools. We’ve recently received our first shipment from SBL which included some fantastic donations from CSP’s tech amnesty where many attendees brought in their old IT equipment ranging from laptops to mice and keyboards. This is … Continue reading CSP’s tech amnesty is off to a flying start thanks to SBL!
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!