Commitment to Action

AppBridge: Education & Opportunity through Mobile Apps

Commitment by

The Appbridge

In 2011, the AppBridge committed to build an online platform to enable the creation, submission, testing, distribution, and analytic tracking of free mobile applications that facilitate education, employment, and economic opportunity for disadvantaged young people in five countries. During the first year, The AppBridge will launch 50 mobile apps in five countries, including India, Kenya, Yemen and Palestine, reaching 250,000 individuals. The AppBridge will serve as the app developer and distribution platform for Mobile Movement's Khadija Program in Yemen. Working through the telecommunications company Ooredoo, Mobile Movement will use mobile applications to teach entrepreneurship skills in order to enable 10,000 women to start and grow businesses. In India, the AppBridge will distribute twelve English Language Literacy Training mobile games for young people in rural areas through Bharti Airtel. To scale these efforts, over the next five years, the AppBridge will build a programming language for applications to work

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Commitment

AppBridge: Education & Opportunity through Mobile Apps

Launched

2011

Est. Duration

5 years

Estimated Total Value

$200,000

Region

Middle East & North Africa, Asia, Northern America

Countries

EGYPT, INDIA, PHILIPPINES, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, United States, YEMEN

Commitment by

The Appbridge

Partner(s) of the Commitment Maker(s)

Accel Partners, Ooredoo, Bharti Enterprises, Openwave, S&P Global, Lahore University of Management Sciences, World Economic Forum, Mobile Movement, The SwitchCase Group, KounterAttack, Cherie Blair Foundation For Women, The Global Education & Leadership Foundation, Carnegie Mellon University, Globe Telecom