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Building Brighter Futures

Building Brighter Futures is a programme for 10-18 year olds with cystic fibrosis, funded by BBC Children in Need. Find out more about how you can get involved!

What is Building Brighter Futures?

Building Brighter Futures is a three-year programme for 10-18 year olds with cystic fibrosis, funded by BBC Children in Need. The programme will include talks, Q&As and workshops to give you practical skills to manage your CF alongside other interests. We hope to cover a broad range of topics from mental health and isolation, to coding, blogging and vlogging. Hear from Digital Youth Outreach Officer Bahar Mustafa to find out a little bit more about her role in the Building Brighter Futures Programme.

What's coming up?

Learn to code!

Have you ever wondered how your favourite video and mobile games are made? Have you ever wanted to make your own website, or just want to be ahead of the curve at school and develop a new skill to impress your mates and teachers? Well now you can learn the exciting language of code! Coding is a valuable skill to have and allows you to be creative and innovative. We've teamed up with some expert coders who will be delivering free, online workshops over six weeks to young members of the CF community. You'll be using Google Hangouts to connect with one another, while our coders guide you using free programming software, Scratch. Each session you will develop a new skill and learn to build a mini game. You'll be given the opportunity to share your work with one another and work towards a final project. All the software is open source and freely available online, which means you can access it whenever you want to keep practicing, learning, and building. 

Workshop dates

  • Thursday 8 November from 5-7pm
  • Thursday 15 November from 5-7pm
  • Thursday 22 November from 5-7pm
  • Thursday 29 November from 5-7pm 
  • Thursday 6 December from 5-7pm 
  • Thursday 13 December from 5-7pm

If you, or someone you know with CF, is interested please sign up to our programme.

Sign up

To sign up to any of these workshops, fill in the form below.

Catch up

We will be recording all of our workshops so that you can watch them later. Take a look at the recordings from our 'preparing for work' workshops below.

Preparing for work


Building Brighter Futures: Learn to code!

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