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BenJam

Who: Benjam

When: December 2014 & June 2015

Where: Sydney

Code (iPad): https://www.flinto.com/p/3003913d

Code (Demo): benjam.herokuapp.com

Project Benjam has the goal of helping kids with autistic spectrum disorder live more independently and with more confidence. They're focusing on helping non-verbal kids to communicate with anyone: to both understand and to be understood. Their first prototype app is aimed at helping kids and their carers communicate with the aid of a tablet-optimised web app. For autistic kids who are still non-verbal, Benjam is an assistive communications app that allows kids to ask for things in their terms. Unlike incumbents, their product will allow kids and their carers to create new content easily.

Project Benjam has worked with RHoK from the very beginning. Over the course of two hackathons and a number of RHoLLs (smaller events where we continue working on projects) they've come a long way. 

Berry Street

Who: Berry Street

When: June 2016

Where: Melbourne

Website: http://www.berrystreet.org.au/

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Since 1877, Berry Street has worked to ensure that every child has a good childhood, growing up feeling safe, nurtured and with hope for the future.

Jenn, a social worker working on the Family Finding project, wanted a tool for social workers to better track and record the extended family of a child in the child protection system. Even though there is more work still to do, Jen was thrilled to have made a working tool that she felt was a game-changer for all social workers.

Social workers can now easily map a child’s relationships without wading through mountains of case notes allowing them to better understand and thus better serve their clients.

Alannah and Madeline Foundation

Who: The Alannah and Madeleine Foundation

When: December 2014

Where: Melbourne

Website: www.digitallicence.com.au

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The Alannah and Madeleine Foundation (AMF) is a national charity with the belief that all children should have a safe and happy childhood without being subjected to any form of violence. RHoK helped the AMF at the Melbourne Summer 2014 Hackathon with the design and launch of the eSmart Digital Licence, an online challenge which uses quizzes, videos and games to prepare Australian children (aged ten and over) to be smart, safe and responsible digital citizens.

At the Melbourne 2014 Summer Hackathon RHoK volunteers assisted with the design and user flow to ensure that the product reached its full potential. The Digital Licence was made available to every grade 6 student in Australia in 2015 - almost 300,000 children. The free licences can be accessed by grade 6 teachers from the Digital Licence website.