The Turing Trust was founded by James Turing (Alan Turing's great nephew) in 2009, when he saw for himself the lack of IT resources in rural schools in Ghana. Since then we have sent more that 4200 computers to African schools, supported 76 schools in Ghana and 39 schools in Malawi, helped more than 41000 African students to become IT literate and run more than 20 ICT teacher training workshops in Ghana and Malawi. We have also developed the SolarBerry, a community-owned shipping container, housing a computer laboratory with Raspberry Pis and powered entirely by solar energy, with a pilot underway in Choma, Malawi and are working to align the curriculum in each country to the educational resources we provide.
Our UK operations have provided volunteering and training opportunities for over 300 people. Our computer reuse scheme in the UK has diverted and reused 69 tonnes of IT equipment that would otherwise have been prematurely recycled, creating carbon savings of over 2,600 tonnes.
We are always keen to build relationships with businesses who share our goals. There are many ways to get involved - whether financially, or by donating IT equipment, time or skills.