Thousands to benefit from “Make Things Do Stuff” campaign
The Government has launched “Make Things Do Stuff”, a programme aimed at inspiring a generation of young people to create, rather than just use, digital technologies.
The campaign, led by Nesta, Nominet Trust and Mozilla, will bring together technology companies such as Facebook and 02 Telefonica alongside grassroots organisations that are already providing digital skills to young people across the UK.
Speaking at the launch, Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, said: “By offering digital training to 100,000 youngsters in the coming months alone, this campaign is backing the entrepreneurs of the future and helping ensure that Britain is equipped to succeed in the global race.”
A core feature of the scheme is the belief that one of the best ways to learn is by making something and a new website plus a series of UK-wide events will be providing participants with access to digital tutorials covering Apps, animation, games, remixes, physical computing and websites.