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Britain’s tech future is bright for Apps for Good, Fellow of the Year Prize Winner
Adam Lee, aged 18 from Potters Bar, Hertfordshire, has been announced as the winner of Fellow of the Year at the Apps for Good Awards 2017. The award recognises each individual for their outstanding commitment to furthering their skills, inspiring other young people and creating positive change in the world through technology.
- The winning student, along with the other two Finalists, Tasneem Rahman and Holly Dyson will now work with GoDaddy EMEA, the category sponsor.
- GoDaddy EMEA will look to provide mentorship across a range of different areas including marketing, user research and digital entrepreneurship, to help provide the fellows with the skills they need to be the tech leaders of tomorrow.
- Students entered into the Fellowship prize previously took the Apps for Good course, which teaches young people to build technology products to solve problems that matter to them.
- Now in its sixth year, the Awards recognise and celebrate young tech entrepreneurs who are creating technology products to transform their world.
- Any students who study the free Apps for Good course – currently being delivered in 600 schools to 25,000 students nationwide – are able to enter the awards to gain national recognition and mentoring and support from the charity and its partners.
Heather Picov, UK Managing Director of Apps for Good commented:
“Huge congratulations to Adam on winning the prize, and to Finalists Tasneem and Holly. The Fellowship Prize is a great way for Apps for Good to honour the talented students who have continued to make waves in the tech world, after starting out with us. By working with GoDaddy, we’re able to provide the Fellowship Prize winners with a tailored programme and invaluable skills to help empower these young talents even further.”
“We are delighted to work with Apps for Good this year. This partnership allows us to share our digital expertise with students, taking our commitment to building the businesses of the future a step further by supporting entrepreneurial spirit from the start,” said Kate Cox, Vice President and CMO GoDaddy EMEA. “By sponsoring the Fellowship Prize, we’re able to reward younger generations for creative thinking and help them develop their ideas through work experience and mentoring.”