Google Global Impact Challenge has announced that Apps for Good, an organisation which aims to transform the way technology is taught in schools, is one of the four non-profits to receive a GBP500,000 grant.
Apps for Good CEO, Iris Lapinski, said: “Our involvement with the Google Global Impact Challenge has been an incredible journey, and we are honoured to be selected as one of the Awardees. The goal of Apps for Good is to significantly change the way technology education is taught in schools, building the confidence of the students and developing their creative, business and digital skills at the same time. This will ensure that young people are not only users and recipients of technology, but creators and makers.
“This major prize will allow us to invest in our online delivery platform to increase efficiency, and expand the Apps for Good initiative greatly over the next three years. Our aim is to reach at least an additional 175,000 students with the programme, securing their future in the jobs market, and helping reduce the technical skills shortage that has become very apparent in the UK.”
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