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Goodwall app helps high school students tout achievements, get noticed by universities

Posted: 8:13 AM, Sep 19, 2016
Updated: 2016-09-19 16:19:18Z

It’s an app that helps highlight the accomplishments of high school students around the world.

Created by two brothers in Geneva, Switzerland -- Omar and Taha Bawa -- Goodwall is a stage for students to call attention to what they’re like outside of the classroom.

"We wanted to show what a person is like beyond good grades," said Goodwall co-founder Omar Bawa. 

The students are encouraged to tout their achievements -- whether related to volunteer work, sports, club participation and more.

"It provides a professional social network to high school students," said Bawa, describing Goodwall as a pre-Linked-In of sorts. 

The app also acts as a recruiting tool. Universities use Goodwall to check out potential students and help teens discover additional information about what each school has to offer.

What’s more: there’s scholarships available. Goodwall does a student of the month and new student of the month $1,000 contest.

But it’s more than just financial benefits, Goodwall also helps students find big opportunities like internships at places like NASA and the United Nations. 

Bawa says more than 650,000 students and schools from 150 countries currently use Goodwall. The app has helped foster a positive community, with students congratulating other students all over the globe, he says. 

The app is free and available on iOS and Android phones. 

The next step? Bawa says the team is now working on group chats so students can share tips centered around a certain topic i.e. getting into Harvard. 

Read more about Goodwall here.