Food Cloud and technology for good

Here’s some good news about how technology can be a force for social good, in the form of some case studies on apps “solving local problems”. It features an app that reunites refugees with their family, one that supports farmers in Botswana, and, amazingly, an app invented by 12-13 year old (yes!) schoolgirls in India that notifies neighbours when it’s their turn to collect water, thus avoiding time-consuming queues and allowing them to focus on their education

https://amaphiko.redbull.com/en/magazine/making-the-world-a-better-place-one-app-at-a-time

The article also features Irish social enterprise FoodCloud, which connects businesses with extra food to charities that need it. FoodCloud is currently competing in Virgin’s VOOM contest to win funding to grow its business; vote for it to win here:

https://www.vmbvoom.com/pitches/foodcloud