Welcome to the Turing Trust...
The Turing Trust is an African development charity set up in 2009 to develop rural schools in Ghana.
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 account 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 to provide 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.
The Turing Connection
The main activities of the Trust in Ghana are:
In the future the Turing Trust plans to expand its activities to all 75 of the ICCES centres in Ghana.
One of the founding principles of the Trust is to practise a policy of Full Disclosure whereby the accounts of the Turing Trust are made publicly available. The Trust will also inform its benefactors of the work that is being done with their charitable donations. By carrying out these policies the Trust aims to encourage other charities to do the same in an effort to reduce leakage and ensure that funds are received by those who need it most. The Trust is acutely aware of the growing concern of the public about how charitable funds can be diverted and wasted, particularly in gap year programmes. A brilliant article illustrating how charitable funds can be squandered can be found at:(extracted from War Games: The Story of Aid and War in Modern Times by Linda Polman)