The Turing Trust
Welcome to the Turing Trust...
The Turing Trust is an African micro-development charity set up in 2009 to develop sustainable rural schools in Ghana.
The Turing Trust was set up by James Turing in response to the unfair poverty he saw in a Ghanaian school during his gap year. He was shocked at how the school managed to operate without a single textbook for over 50 students and was compelled to help them.
The Trust has a Ghanaian branch (registered in Ghana as the Turing Foundation) which carries out several activities involving the school. The schools name is the Afoako ICCES (Integrated Community Centre for Employable Skills) and is located in a small village in the Ashanti Region of Ghana. By raising awareness and funding in the UK this will enable the Trust to support the local, community-led ICCES who give children the education, support and inspiration they need to transform their lives.We believe that charity should be as transparent as possible whilst providing the maximum benefit for the minimum cost. For these reasons we regularly publish our most detailed accounts online and use the power of volunteering to keep our admin costs below 1% of our annual income. To see the results of our policies of full disclosure please go to our Finances web-page for more details. We hope that by providing such up front disclosure we might encourage other worthy charities to follow suit and join us in providing full disclosure to the philanthropic world.
We fundraise through our enthusiastic supporters in our local communities to help the schools and wonderful communities who have made such a strong impression on the founding members of the Turing Trust. With all of this support we are able to make huge changes to the lives of the children we work with in Ghana. Since the Trust began we have enabled 20 extra students to gain an education each year by constructing a girls dormitory, we have built and furnished a computer lab enabling a whole community to access to the digital world, donated over £30,000 and 55 computers to our associated schools in Ghana and most importantly ensured that hundreds of students have been able to gain an education.
For more information about the Turing Trust please visit www.turingtrust.co.uk