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!
Over the last three years we have developed our SolarBerry from concept to a prototype to a full-fledged computer lab in Northern Malawi, housed in a repurposed shipping container. We wanted to expand the idea and look at how our SolarBerry concept could be applied in different contexts and respond to different needs. We teamed … Continue reading SolarBerry K
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