About Apps for Good

Apps for Good is an education technology charity, with a mission to grow the problem-solvers and digital makers of tomorrow. We aim to equip young people with the right digital and entrepreneurial skills to create technology for good, benefiting their communities and transforming their worlds.

We have 8 years of proven expertise partnering with schools and colleges across the UK. We upskill educators via our online CPD to deliver our courses – App Development, Internet of Things and Machine Learning – to their students. Students are then challenged to come up with any problem or issue they are passionate about within their communities and learn how to solve it through building a digital product. Through the Apps for Good programme students learn not just vital technical skills but furthermore the enterprise and employability skills to design, market, launch and pitch their products solving real-world problems. Young people are supported throughout the programme by industry professionals (from organisations such as Spotify, SAP, Salesforce, LEGO, Thomson Reuters and Skyscanner) who help to guide and advise them across their digital projects, and bridge the gap between education and employment. The majority of sessions take place online via video conferencing tools, enabling professionals globally to engage with students right across the UK, including in some of the most remote and regional communities, such as the Highlands and Islands of Scotland.

“Apps for Good are proud to be a Founding Member of ITA. We are passionate about growing the skills and confidence of young people, especially girls, and opening up new education and career aspirations they may never have considered before. Working in collaboration with others we are committed to building a more prosperous and diverse tech workforce of the future.”

– Sophie Ball, Co-Managing Director