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
Eager to find out more about the founder of our innovative organisation, I asked him the following set of questions to get an idea of the man behind the Trust. Aside from being the great-nephew of the remarkable Alan Turing, what inspired you to start up the Turing Trust? It was all about the opportunity. … Continue reading Guest Blog: Interview with James Turing
Since our training in the Volta region last year, our training participants have been doing an excellent job applying what they’ve learned about computer maintenance and safety. After our recent training in Accra, the ICT teachers will be able to troubleshoot some of the computer problems that arise. The teachers are now eager to attempt … Continue reading Maintenance and Safety Workshops
Dr Allan’s talk left me feeling enthusiastic and optimistic about Scotland’s commitment to international development in less developed regions in the world. With examples from Malawi, I learned that despite being a small nation in a world scale, Scotland is leading the way in development, particularly with the use of technology. What I found most … Continue reading Guest Blog: Dr Alastair Allan MSP’s Turing Talk