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Title
Bridging the digital divide
 
Summary
Here’s how our School of Computing is supporting a Turing Trust project in Malawi – while helping the environment at the same time.
 
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In an initiative also involving input from Procurement, Information Services and Environmental Sustainability, the School of Computing has donated 28 PCs from their refreshed Digital Media Lab to be reused through a new partnership with the Turing Trust.
 
The Turing Trust provides donated IT equipment, loaded with educational resources, and training to schools in sub-Saharan Africa. Research has underlined the carbon reduction benefits of the Trust’s work in Malawi, so the donation is also in line with Edinburgh Napier’s commitment to incorporating the principles of environmental sustainability into all aspects of our institutional planning and operations. 
 
  • By reusing the 28 PCs, enough energy is saved to power 92 PCs for a year

 

  • By reusing the 28 PCs, 14 tonnes of CO2 is saved, which has the same impact as planting 35 trees
 
The Turing Trust, founded by Alan Turing’s family, believes that bridging the digital divide in Africa would be a truly fitting way to honour his remarkable legacy.
 
Our donation will go towards supporting a project in Malawi where the Trust is bringing digital skills to students across the Northern Region.
 

 

 

 

 

 




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