Students create digital tools to solve problems

by CDI Apps for Good Vetted since 2012


Apps for Good is an education technology charity working to transform education to help young entrepreneurs thrive in a tech driven future, growing a generation of tech creators. We work with teachers to create a new kind of learning, one that's rooted in the real world and driven by students. Students taking the course move through the full app development cycle from concept to coding to launch, creating their own digital tools to solve real world problems.

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Young people across the globe are demotivated by traditional teaching methods that leave them ill prepared for the working world. Teachers who want to use technology to create exciting new ways to learn feel frustrated they cannot do more. Technology is advancing apace, exciting the imagination of young people, who want to use it to make, play and share. That is why we decided a new approach was needed.


Apps for Good works with teachers to create a new kind of learning, one that's rooted in the real world and driven by students. In our course students go through the full app development cycle, from coding, to launch and learn to solve the messy problems of the real world using technology solutions. Students drive their own learning, feel independent and build confidence as they become young entrepreneurs.

Long-Term Impact

Apps for Good launched in its first school in 2010 with the course being delivered to 25 students in an East London school. Between 2010 and 2015 the Apps for Good course has been delivered to over 50,000 students in more than 1,000 schools in the UK and globally. We want to continue this growth and reach more and more students across the the world.


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Organization Information

CDI Apps for Good

Location: London, UK - United Kingdom
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Sophie Ball
London, London United Kingdom
$33,092 raised of $80,000 goal
331 donations
$46,908 to go
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