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.”

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