HumanITy explores how digital technology could help disadvantaged people take advantage of bulk-bought goods and services at discounted prices.
The benefits of bulk purchasing Whether it’s the cheapest mobile phone or gas/electricity deals, many people on low incomes find it difficult to take advantage of discounted goods and services – because they are not in a position to sign long-term contracts. They also don’t have the funds to benefit from discounts by bulk purchasing grocery items. But that may soon change if an exciting exploratory project funded by Nominet Trust proves successful...
The Enter-Preneurship project plans to help young people develop social enterprise skills and realise ambitions that were once out of reach.
Inspiring young entrepreneurs
Youth unemployment in the UK is an ever-growing social challenge. But a new project is adopting a promising alternative approach to the issue. Enter-Preneurship is an interactive online space, which aims to inspire young people to explore the idea of seizing the initiative and creating jobs for themselves by launching new social enterprises.
DigitalMe’s pioneering online badging initiative encourages learners to develop digital making skills and showcase their achievements to the world.
Communicating success An exciting new ‘online badging’ initiative, ‘Badge the UK’ is using Mozilla Open Badges to enable the worldwide recognition of in-demand workplace skills and create new employment opportunities for young people.
How a successful youth-led pilot project from IARS has led to the national roll-out of a digital project challenging Government policy on key issues affecting young people.
Addressing pivotal challenges Following a successful pilot blog project in London, Nominet Trust is funding the roll-out on a national scale of a youth-led research, campaign and digital participation programme to influence Government change on issues affecting young people.
YouthNet is using digital technology to help expert support organisations reach out to the UK’s most vulnerable homeless young people.
‘Hidden homeless’ Every year, 80,000 young people in the UK experience homelessness. But there are many more ‘hidden homeless’ individuals, who don’t recognise themselves as vulnerable because they ‘sofa surf’ or stay in hostels. These young people are particularly hard to reach out to.
Genuine scientific studies What does it take to inspire a new generation of scientists? The Open University nQuire project is aiming to do just that by inviting young people to take part in real-life scientific practice via an online open science laboratory.