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Apps for Good

Type: Charity

Founded: 2010

Employees: 17

Apps for Good is an organisation that works with schools to change the way students learn about technology in the classroom. Students envision, research and build real-world technology products - offering a fantastic insight into the software development process and teaching them core 21st century digital and business skills.

What is Apps for Good?

Apps for Good is empowering young people to be problem solvers and digital makers, rather than mere consumers of technology. They aim to help young people become more able, self-confident, and collaborative, ready to make a difference to their world. 

Apps for Good partners with schools across the UK, who deliver their course to young people aged 10-18. Students identify an everyday issue or problem they care about, and learn to build a mobile, social or web app to solve it. The course content is mapped to the Scottish Curriculum for Excellence and the English National Curriculum. 
 
Throughout the year-long programme, teachers tap into the Apps for Good Expert community of professional software developers, designers and entrepreneurs, who mentor the students and add real world insight as the students develop their app ideas. 
 
Launched in 2010 as a pilot course in South London with just nine students, one educator, three Experts and three apps, Apps for Good now delivers its technology education programme to over 20,000 students in more than 430 schools, colleges and informal learning centres across the UK. 

Apps for Good partners with schools across the UK, who deliver their course to young people aged 10-18. Students identify an everyday issue or problem they care about, and learn to build a mobile, social or web app to solve it. The course content is mapped to the Scottish Curriculum for Excellence and the English National Curriculum. 
 
Throughout the year-long programme, teachers tap into the Apps for Good Expert community of professional software developers, designers and entrepreneurs, who mentor the students and add real world insight as the students develop their app ideas. 
 
Launched in 2010 as a pilot course in South London with just nine students, one educator, three Experts and three apps, Apps for Good now delivers its technology education programme to over 20,000 students in more than 430 schools, colleges and informal learning centres across the UK. 

Get Involved

As a school, you can engage with Apps for Good 

  • Delivers the computing curriculum and more
  • Goes beyond coding
  • Brings the real world to the classroom
  • Develops teachers’ knowledge and expertise
  • Raises school profile
  • Lets students become real-life entrepreneurs 

As a company, employer or individual, you can engage with Apps for Good to

  • Adopt a School
  • Become a Corporate Partner
  • Become an Education Partner
  • Become an Expert
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