The Courier & Advertiser (Angus and Dundee)
Charity praised for its Africa computer work
A Foreign Office minister has praised the work of a Scottish charity run by the family of Second World War codebreaker Alan Turing.
The Turing Trust, based in Edinburgh, provides computer training for children in Malawi and supplies them with refurbished computers.
Vicky Ford, the UK Government’s minister for Africa, met the Turing family yesterday.
The charity has so far refurbished more than 9,200 PCS, enabling more than 81,000 students across Africa to gain a digital education since it launched in 2015.
It recently received a £50,000 grant from the Foreign Office to help 8,900 Malawian schoolgirls learn how to use computers.
Ms Ford said: “The UK Government is proud to help the Turing Trust build on the outstanding legacy of Alan Turing, by giving thousands of children in Malawi their first access to computer technology.”