Teacher Grace, Chigwechokha supervises learners in the Unlocking Talent Learning Centre at Chiuzimbi Primary School in Lilongwe City’s Area 25, Malawi, September 21, 2017. Teachers are some of the most hard-working and under-valued members of society with a crucial role at the front line of development. VSO is using its deep-rooted access to raise their voices to call for change and more support. VSO /AMOS GUMULIRA

Unlocking Talent Through Technology

Improving literacy and numeracy of primary school children in Malawi.   In Malawi, crowded, poorly equipped classrooms and a desperate shortage of teachers mean that even the best educators struggle … Read more

Lynk, Comic Relief Tech4Good for Africa Finalists


Kenya’s social networking platform for blue collar workers. Lynk is a social enterprise based in Kenya that builds technology to connect informal workers to employment. Aiming to provide a LinkedIn … Read more

Gather, Comic Relief Tech4Good for Africa Finalists


Using data to solve the urban sanitation crisis. Gather launched in 2016 to bring people and data together to solve the urban sanitation crisis. Statistics show that by 2030, three … Read more

Amandla.mobi Comic Relief Tech4Good for Africa Award Finalists


Campaigning with the power of mobile phones. https://youtu.be/Z-MYfNuP9n4 Amandla.mobi uses cell phones in South Africa to enable those most affected by poverty to set up campaigns on issues that affect … Read more

Digital Voice, Community Impact Award Finalists

Digital Voice for Communities

DigitalMe – Creative expression for vulnerable groups. Over the past 10 years, social enterprise Digital Voice for Communities has designed and delivered a wide range of media projects to support … Read more

Baran Korkmaz, IMAREC


Fire-safety app for emergency evacuation from large buildings. https://youtu.be/nM9kGQa5xfI North London schoolboy, Baran Kormaz (15), was inspired to design fire-safety app – which he calls IMAREC – after being horrified … Read more

BT Young Pioneer Award Winners Water Watcher

Water Watcher

Developed by a team of four home educated students, the Water Watcher looks to provide a simple and inexpensive solution to the problem of running taps and water wastage worldwide. … Read more

Photo of Code Camp volunteers

Code Camp

Teaching computer programming skills to children in developing countries. Code Camp was set up by 16 year old Mahek Vara to teach computer programming skills to children in developing countries … Read more

MindMoodz team, Awards Amy, Sophie, Tara and Caitriona


 Mental health tracker app for teens https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0AccwyHvJdY&feature=youtu.be MindMoodz is a smartphone app that allows teen users to track their moods, access inspiration, and take more control over their mental health. … Read more

Always in Mind, BT Connected Society Award Finalist

Always in Mind

Easy digital social access for older people and those with cognitive disabilities.   Always In Mind is a website that provides easy to access for elderly people and others with … Read more

Small Robot Company robot in the field

Small Robot Company

Re-imagining farming in the robotic age Launched in November 2017, the Small Robot Company is re-imagining farming in the robotic age. By providing a service of small, precise and efficient … Read more

Alcove Technology


A safe ‘Internet of Things’ for older and disabled adults Founded in 2014, Alcove helps older and disabled adults remain safe using an IoT Assistive Technology Ecosystem. Aiming to replace … Read more

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