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Python - savvy Firebase backend mobile app developer - empower kids to save the ocean

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Kids Save Ocean

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We're currently working on a mobile app to empower both students and teachers across the world to tackle plastic ocean pollution and sustainability by learning about the issues then lobbying governments to revolutionize their approaches to the problems. The app is live for iOS and hopefully soon for android, thanks to help from amazing volunteer developers from across the world.

​The app is built for teachers and students, but also invites the wider global community to help spur a global children's letter-writing campaign to pressure governments to act now on ocean pollution.

Key elements:

  • The app will include short films explaining to users how to use the app.

  • And lots of Resources including learning and teaching materials (and nothing boring) will enable students and educators to easily dig into the project.

  • Map screen: google-map-like navigation. Shows number of letters written and from where, and any government-level progress resulting from Fatechanger.

  • ​Data entry screen: here kids, teachers and community find out where to write, and can enter their data after they’ve written letters. Users can also send us word of any government-level changes that have occurred.​

  • ​News & Media screen: share stories, read updates, stay engaged.

  • ​Top ten list: which countries have written the most? Will also include running tab of total letters written.

Our backend uses a python script within Firebase. We're looking for a very experienced programmer who can alter and test the script when needed. This will require only very occasional work - perhaps 1 to 3 sessions/year.

We're looking for professional developer that want to use their skills to help both empower youth and protect the ocean. Come join us in battle. Be the change you want to see in the world.


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About Kids Save Ocean


Heissgasse, Vienna, Vienna 1230, AT

Mission Statement

Our core mission is to give children everywhere a voice about our planet's environment, a mission we currently approach through our mobile app development, our work with the United Nations, and our exhibitions. Integral to that mission is providing teachers with a platform to deeply engage their students about plastic ocean pollution, climate change and the critically related issue of sustainability. Why? Children deserve a voice in this world. And empowering them with one may just be the help we obviously so desperately need. ​


Kids Save Ocean began in 2016 when teacher Peder Hill helped 12-year-olds build a 15-foot whale from trash to bring attention to ocean plastic pollution. Dissatisfied by their inability to have any impact, his efforts expanded to face-painting, exhibitions, the Children’s Clean Ocean Summit at the UN, and the Fatechanger mobile app. Along the way a global network of volunteers joined him, all drawn to the same simple powerful idea: give kids a voice.

The Urgent Need for Sustainability

Education is key to enabling us to transform our world into a sustainable one. Sustainability, however, remains unintegrated into curricula across the globe. Teachers everywhere, students everywhere, need powerful tools today to understand and develop a sustainable world for tomorrow. The future depends on us. There’s no time left to tiptoe.

A Unique Model - Learning Tools with Teeth

Kids Save Ocean’s Fatechanger app and its innovative teaching and learning resources will help fill both these critical voids, creating a platform focused on the visual and visceral issue of ocean plastic pollution (a topic directly connected to sustainability) to deeply engage kids and give them a global voice to impact these challenges - initially through facilitating and tracking a global letter-writing campaign, then through including them informally and eventually formally in the United Nations.

Volunteers power Kids Save Ocean. Please join us.

Children & Youth
Computers & Technology


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