The Turing Trust, founded by Alan Turing’s family, believes that bridging the digital divide in Africa is a truly fitting way to honour his remarkable legacy. This project will support students across Malawi develop the digital skills they need for life, study and work the 21st Century.
In Malawi only 3% of schools have a functioning computer lab, meaning that hundreds of thousands of students are leaving schools without the digital skills they need for life and work in the 21st Century. A lack of digital skills heavily impacts disadvantaged students, exacerbating inequalities and leaving already marginalised student further behind. Girls and rural students are particularly vulnerable to missing out on gaining the skills which are fast becoming essential to daily life.
This project will enable Malawian students to gain vital digital skills by targeting schools and providing them with computer labs, delivering teacher training, and giving extra support to marginalised students. Each school we work with will receive 20 PCs donated by UK businesses and training to ensure teachers and students can get the most from the PCs. We will support rural schools through subsidised IT and ensure girls are given equal access to IT through girls-only ICT clubs.