We’ve been involved with Apps for Good for a couple of years now.
Apps for Good is the award-winning programme by CDI Europe where young people learn to create apps that change their world. Apps for Good was piloted in South London in April 2010, Charlie was there (video). The organisation is focused around solving real-life issues that matter to young people or the communities they live in. During the course, young people work together to find out what problems they want to tackle, and how best to solve them with mobile and web applications. In September 2011 Apps for Good launched in over 40 schools across the UK.
Apps for Good is delivered through school partners, and aims to:
- Encourage young people to use technology to tackle problems for social good
- Increase the entrepreneurial skills and confidence of young people
- Bridge the gap between young people and the business networks and knowledge that can help them
- Build a connected world of young people, business volunteers and educators, inspiring each other to solve problems and succeed through the wonders of mobile technology.
We are currently helping one of the winning teams turn their applications from concept into reality.
The experience of working with a group of schoolgoers is hugely rewarding for us and we hear the kids enjoyed it too.
The apps will be launched officially at a glitzy awards ceremony atop the BT tower on 3rd December.