ideas, innovations and apps for social work in the age of smartphones and social media
Apps for Good is an acclaimed education movement where young people in schools learn to create apps that can change their world. Apps for Good has grown significantly and now has more than 100 schools delivering courses to 5,000 students aged 11 to 18.
Apps for Good aims to:
- Ignite a passion for technology and social enterprise in young people in the UK
- 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
During the Apps for Good course, students go through a kind of entrepreneurial process whereby they identify what is wrong with their world before designing a way of fixing it with a mobile app. We combine a broad range of areas in the course, giving young people a foundation in entrepreneurship, community involvement, problem-solving and team work, as well as design and some technical skills. Learn more about the course
Apps for Good develops talented and employable young people in an industry with plenty of room for creativity, prosperity and employment.
What makes us different
- We do not set agendas or themes but use radical bottom-up innovation processes to allow young people to come up with the issues they worry about in their lives and in their communities
- The Apps for Good approach goes beyond simple, basic training, and no journey through Apps for Good is the same for any individual. Student ownership of both issue and solution is what makes a lasting difference
- The course style and structure follows a peer-to-peer, problem-centred learning model inspired by the work of the influential Brazilian educator Paulo Freire. This learning model is at the heart of all CDI programmes across the network.