The group of altruistic technology professionals working under the name Apps for Good is now recruiting immigrants or unemployed youths from East and South London to develop phone programs relevant to their needs, and in the process teaching entrepreneurial skills and encouraging confidence.
One of the most successful apps developed through the program has been Stop and Search, related to the stopping and searching of young male teens by police.
A trio of young unemployed South Londoners created an app that lets users give feedback on police searches, providing data on whether or not their experience was positive or negative. The app also provides an overview of an individual’s rights, letting them know what is legal and illegal in searches.
Learn more about Apps for Good at the website, appsforgood.org.
(READ the story in the CS Monitor)