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“Helping The Homeless”

An App/Software Project
By Zeinab, Sarah, Adama, Aichata, Mariam and Aminata
High School Students from Mouse Design League (DIIT) @ Bronx International High School
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About this Project:

We came up with this idea by thinking about what the government should do to help people and the people that are most in need. People that can’t afford to pay for the most important stuff in everyday life, that other people are able to use. It is only fair and kind to help those in need.



Our project developed when we thought about how people can use our app and thinking about how people are interested in helping homeless people. How could people give anything they can afford to give to homeless people, it does not have to cost a lot of money, how can they give what they can afford? And a lot of homeless people could get help with other people donating items or foods to send to the App Store so we can give out to the homeless people in need.



In conclusion, the project shows how people can help homeless people and homeless people can ask for help through one application. We think the app is going to work because some people want to help homeless people but they don't know how to do it so the app is going to help them.

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Feedback from the Judges:

Yuet Chu 👏 Executive Director of Support - ACCESS at NYC Department of Education — Emoti-Con Judge
Congratulations Bronx International on your thoughtful and forward-thinking project. Housing insecurity is a social dilemma that has impacted our city for generations. In a city that has both the very poorest and and very wealthiest citizens, the divide is stark and painful, your app would connect the dots between the two polar ends of our society and allow one to support the other.

Glows: As new immigrants (as described on the website for your school - https://sites.google.com/bronxinternationalhs.com/bxihs), your have demonstrated courage of conviction by engaging in this project. You are just learning English and are using your skills to advocate for those in need. Your team spirit shines through in the video in how you encourage and support each other.

Grows: One recommendation to make your presentation even more powerful, have a teacher help you preview the slides for grammar and spelling, maybe add some talking points on each slide so the presenters can be consistent regardless of who is talking. You might also rehearse your presentation an consider presenting in your home languages as well. Also, in addition to an app, you might consider developing a website as not all housing insecure people have access to phones. A website would allow them to access your application in a library or a social service agency.

Finally ... I LOVE that you are an all-girl team! #girlpower

Well done! You should be so proud of yourselves!

Sarah Maldonado 👏 Program Manager, Design League DIIT at Mouse — Emoti-Con Judge
I applaud you for working on such an important issue. I like the idea of being able to find shelters nearby, so that an individual's donations can have impact right in their community. Perhaps including a wishlist feature from the nearby shelters would be helpful – as sometimes people who want to help don't know exactly what's needed. Great job!

Holly Tienken 👏 Assistant Professor, Communication Design at Kutztown University — Emoti-Con Judge
It is clear that you are all thoughtful and caring individuals to want to create an app to help those less fortunate! I applaud your efforts to design an app with two distinct users--uniting those who are able to donate with those who are in need of assistance. One of the other comments made noted having a wish list from area shelters and I think that is a GREAT idea. You might also consider including a map of food pantries and kitchens, as well as mobile showers. I think this is a great start and I hope you continue to develop it!

Feedback from the Community:

👏 a High School Student
It is very useful for homeless people. It would be good to have it as an app.
👏 a High School Student from New York
This is a great project👍. I’m very impressed by the pressure they put into the design.
Kaba 👏 a High School Student from Côté d’ivoire
How he have the idea to do this project
Zeinab 👏 a High School Student
Congratulations. This project will be a great app and will help the homeless.

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