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Turing Trust are looking for donations - can you help?

26th Nov 2018

Who are the Turing Trust?

The Turing Trust believes in a world of equal opportunity, with technology-enabled education for all. We provide reused IT equipment, loaded with educational resources, and training to schools in sub-Saharan Africa. We were founded by Alan Turing’s, closest family, with the belief that bridging the digital divide in Africa would be a truly fitting way to honour his remarkable legacy.

What does the Turing Trust do?

We work in Malawi and Ghana, installing computer labs in schools and delivering teacher training to ensure students are empowered with the skills they’ll need for the 21st Century.

The IT hardware for our projects is prepared in Edinburgh where local volunteers repurpose donated IT equipment for use in our partner schools. Our trainees come from a range of backgrounds, from the long-term unemployed with an enthusiasm for IT to refugees and students. In doing so they will be supported in developing cohesive working practices and the ability to collaborate across borders, in an environment which promotes lifelong learning.

How can I help?

There are two easy ways you can support the Turing Trust:

  1.  Give Computers

Donating your old IT hardware to us enables us to build the computer labs in schools which are vital for giving students access to digital skills. They’ll be wiped and refurbished locally by our technical trainees before being loaded with offline educational software. We need:

  • Donations of computers and laptops which are less than 6 years old and Windows 7 or above
  • Cables and power leads
  • Mice
  1.  Volunteer

Since we started, our volunteers have been at the heart of what we do. Volunteering with the Turing Trust is an opportunity to try something new, learn new skills, and meet new people. Our volunteers come from a wide range of backgrounds and all have different skill sets. Collectively, their contribution is what lets us deliver IT supported education in sub-Saharan Africa.


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