ideas, innovations and apps for social work in the age of smartphones and social media
Catch22 – a British social business – offers several programmes to young people „to steer clear of crime or substance misuse, do the best they can in school or college and develop skills for work, live independently on leaving care or custody, gain new skills and confidence as parents, and play a full part in their community.“
a free training programme teaching its students everything they need to know about creating and marketing new mobile phone applications, or apps. Youth gang members and young people from high crime areas can learn to develop and market their own mobile phone application ideas, in an innovative project supported by the universities of Wolverhampton and Derby.
Those with the best ideas will be asked to create an app development team of two to four people. One member from each team will then attend a free 90 hour course, taught part time over four months, teaching them and their team how to develop and market their app to commercial mobile phone companies.
Unfortunately I couldn’t find Information about the progress or results of this project. If you know something about it please share in the comments.