From problem to prototype: our EMEA nonprofit partner Apps for Good turns 5
7 April 2016
Our EMEA nonprofit partner Apps for Good celebrates its first five years in schools.We’ve had the great privilege to work with Apps for Good and the schools they work with through volunteering, skill-sharing and mentoring.
The not-for-profit partners with educators in schools and learning centers in the UK, Spain, and North America to deliver a free course to young people from the age of 10 to 18. From identifying a problem that an app can help solve to developing an app prototype, the course teaches coding and the fundamentals of the digital world, while developing problem-solving, creativity, communication and teamwork skills.
One of the participating schools, Denbigh High School from Luton produced the People’s Choice winners 2015, weKonnekt. Their winning app aims to connect young carers in the UK with each other and health service providers for support and advice. Just before the big launch-to-market at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, we enjoyed an exclusive sneaky peek at their young carers app. The team made a video about their day at Essence, which you can view here.
To learn more about Apps for Good, go to their website.