Apps for Good

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About Apps for Good

Apps for Good aims to unlock the confidence and talent of young people to help them thrive in a tech driven future, empowering them to become digital leaders and change-makers within their communities. Since launching in 2010, Apps for Good has been delivered in over 1,500 schools to more than 100,000 students around the world. Apps for Good is a registered charity and is supported by partnerships with companies and foundations who share their vision of improving technology education, including Thomson Reuters, SAP, Barclaycard, Comic Relief and Esmee Fairbarn. Find out more at appsforgood.org

About The Digital Newsroom

The Apps for Good Digital Newsroom is a simple and useful resource for you to keep track of all the latest news stories. High resolution images and complete press releases are available to download from here, and you can connect with our various social media profiles easily. Suggestions for improvements are welcome

Contact Details

To arrange interviews, speak to spokespeople or with any questions, please contact:

Elly Barham Marsh, Niamh Kelly
t. 0203 1279 270
e. elly@manifest.london, niamh@manifest.london

Apps for Good

Manchester tech students from Connell Sixth Form College have been announced as winners of the Sustainable Communities at the Apps for Good Awards

A team of two 18 year olds from Connell Sixth Form College, Manchester has been announced as the winner of the Sustainable Communities category sponsored by Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park at this year’s national Apps for Good Awards. Their app, Donate iT, help users donate furniture, equipment and other items to the charities that need them.

  • Selected from hundreds of applicants from across the UK, the team had to pitch their app idea to a panel of industry leaders at the annual Apps for Good Awards, held on 20th June at the Barbican in London. The competition entered by hundreds of student teams, has selected six winning teams of students  who are going to be working alongside professional app developers and sponsors to get their app ready for market in February 2017.
  • The winning team is made up of: Sina Taavon, 18 years old, and Georgia-Leigh Wheeler, 18 years old who all took part in the Apps for Good course in their school, Connell Sixth Form College.

On winning the Sustainable Communities category Sina commented;

“It was extraordinary as we didn’t think we would be the winners, after working hard on the app it felt really good to win. We’re really looking forward to working on the app development over the next few months.”

  • Now in its fifth year, the Awards recognise and celebrate young entrepreneurs. Any students who study the free Apps for Good course – currently being delivered in 1,000 schools nationwide – are able to enter the awards in order to have the chance to work with a professional development agency and have their app launched on the market.   

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