Making a difference
Apps for Good
Grant awarded: £50,000
Timescale: 1 year – 2023 – 2024
Location: UK (wide)
In a world transitioning towards digital transformation, many young people are being left behind as they lack the necessary knowledge and skills to thrive in our digital world due to adversity or disadvantage. The number of students pursuing IT courses at various levels (GCSE, A-Level, further education courses, and apprenticeships) are declining at an alarming rate.
Apps for good believe that all young people should be empowered to take action on the things they care about most. They provide free tech innovation courses to schools, giving teachers ready-made education content, so young people from all backgrounds can develop computing and essential skills to create a brighter future through technology.
The Spectris Foundation are delighted to be partnering with Apps for Good to launch and expand their new project, Apps for Social Action (ASA). ASA is a solution-focused tech course focusing on young people who are facing adversity, disadvantage, or part of a minority group. By equipping them with the essential skills to tackle pressing societal issues through digital innovation. Empowering young people to use digital technology to positively influence the world they are living in.