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Impact

We've reached 130,000 students and 1100+ schools globally

Ways we’ve helped students to develop

Our courses teach students about new technologies while equipping them with the problem solving, creativity and teamwork skills to thrive in an uncertain future.

In the 2016/17 school year, over 90% of our students reported an increase in teamwork, problem solving skills, and engagement with school. 78% of students reported an increase in understanding of technology.

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Apps for Good has taught me to dive into solutions for problems – no knee jerk reactions based on the first thought that comes into my head. I know now to consider a range of solutions and then select the one that I think will have the greatest impact.”

Person - Olivia

Olivia, former student from Dunoon in Scotland

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Apps for Good is not just about tech, it’s about confidence. I have a better attitude to my ideas now, and I'm much better at talking in front of people. I was really shy when I started, I'm much more likely now to give things a go and see what happens.”

Person – Holly

Holly, former student from Hull in England

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Before, when working in groups, I wouldn’t listen to feedback or input. During Apps for Good you really learn to work with others, and see that different people bring different things to the team. It’s helped me to become a lot better at listening.”

Person – Mohima

Mohima, former student from London in England

Ways we're driving diversity

We believe technology should be an enabler for all, rather than reinforcing existing barriers. In 2016, 51% of our students were female, and 56% of our students were from schools with an above average Free School Meal allocation.

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Apps for Good is a fantastic platform to get young people interested in technology, there’s something in the course for everyone. When students choose a project that's important to them, you can see learning happening right in front of you.”

Person – Chris Aitken

Chris Aitken, Teacher at Wick High School in Caithness, Scotland

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Luton sometimes receives very undeserved negative press coverage. It's been wonderful to have an inspirational programme that proves to all of our pupils, regardless of age or ability, that they can achieve whatever they want, as long as they believe it.”

Person – Emma Darcy

Emma Darcy, Director Of Technology For Learning at The Chiltern Learning Trust, Denbigh High School in Luton, England

Ways we're engaging with the real world

We build partnerships with forward-thinking companies to bridge the gap between the classroom and the real world.

In the 2016/17 school year, we enabled over 2,000 student-industry interactions. After completing the course, 60% of students reported an increased interest in a career in technology.

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The session with the Expert from Thomson Reuters was inspiring. His positivity gave us the confidence that we were onto something, a real marketable product! This encouraged us to work even harder on our prototype. His opinion really meant a lot to us.”

Person - Ryan

Ryan, former student from Dunoon in Scotland