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Wednesday, January 25 • 10:50am - 11:00am
Debbie Forster, Interim CEO, CDI Europe / Apps for Good

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Apps for Good were invited to present a keynote talk at last years LWF Conference. At the same time they scooped 2 awards in the LWF Awards for Innovation.

In the 12 months since Apps for Good has experienced rapid growth as schools throughout the UK have come forward to participate in the programme.

Debbie Forster will present a summary update and explain why this programme is a new indicator for learning in the future.

Apps for Good aims to:

  • Ignite a passion for technology and social enterprise in young people in the UK
  • Encourage young people to use technology to tackle problems for social good
  • Increase the entrepreneurial skills and confidence of young people
  • Bridge the gap between young people and the business networks and knowledge that can help them
  • Build a connected world of young people, business volunteers and educators, inspiring each other to solve problems and succeed through the wonders of mobile technology

During the Apps for Good course, students go through a kind of entrepreneurial process whereby they identify what is wrong with their world before designing a way of fixing it with a mobile app. We combine a broad range of areas in the course, giving young people a foundation in entrepreneurship, community involvement, problem-solving and team work, as well as design and some technical skills

 


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Debbie Forster

Debbie Forster is the Interim CEO at CDI Europe and has led on the national roll-out of Apps for Good in the UK. The Apps for Good programme teaches young people problem-solving using cutting-edge technology, enabling them to create mobile and Facebook apps that change their world.  The programme is currently being delivered in over 40 centres and to over 1500 young... Read More →


Wednesday January 25, 2012 10:50am - 11:00am
The LWF Theatre National Hall Gallery, Olympia