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Thursday, January 26 • 3:45pm - 4:15pm
Apps for Good - CDI Europe

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Apps for Good is the brainchild of non-profit organisationCDI Europe (part of the CDI global network), in partnership with Dell YouthConnect and supported by people and businesses in the tech and creative world including O2, ThomsonReuters and Ogilvy.

During April- June 2010, CDI Europe successfully ran the first pilot course with 9 unemployed young people aged 16-25 at High Trees Development Trust in South London.

In September 2010, an Apps for Good programme for secondary schools launched at the Central Foundation Girls School in Tower Hamlets, East Lond. In September 2011 Apps for Good launched in more that 40 schools across England.

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.

Apps for Good develops talented and employable young people in an industry with plenty of room for creativity, prosperity and employment.

Thursday January 26, 2012 3:45pm - 4:15pm
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