To mark Carers Week here in the UK, we at Nominet Trust would like to celebrate some of the projects we’ve supported which are working to improve life for carers. This year’s theme is “Building Carer Friendly Communities”, and these projects are all making different contributions towards that goal.
I recently had the pleasure of talking to Amarah Khan – one of Apps for Good’s first award winners, back in 2011. Now 17 and oozing with enthusiasm, Amarah told me about how the whole experience has given her confidence and opened new doors.
If you’re yet to discover it, where have you been? Apps for Good is a technology education movement that aims to grow a generation of problem-solvers and digital makers; students who can create, market and launch new products that change their world.
Earlier this year, Nominet Trust partnered with HRH The Duke of York to create the inspiring Digital Enterprise Award (iDEA) - a scheme supporting young people to develop their digital business ideas into successful enterprises. The scheme helps young people gain essential digital and business skills along the way – building their confidence and making them more employable.
Service centres provide social and emotional support as well as practical skills development and cover topics from basic literacy and numeracy to industry specific training like construction and hospitality.
Since we launched Digital Reach two months ago, all of our twelve delivery partners are powering ahead with the implementation phase of their pilots. Each of them will soon start working with the first of the 3,000 young people we aim to reach through the programme.
In spring 2013, we kicked off a different kind of partnership with Nominet Trust, which created space to not just develop new products and services, but also to think hard about the processes and methods behind these research and design activities and to share what we learnt.
On Saturday 23rd July 2016 BAFTA hosted a special awards ceremony to celebrate the winners of the annual BAFTA Young Game Designers (YGD) competition, in association with Nominet Trust, at their London HQ.
We caught up with Vaida Plankyte, one of the 10 finalists in the Game Making 15-18 years category, to find out more about the initiative.