KOLOROB wins National Mobile Application Award

Monday 8 May 2017

KOLOROB, project of Save the Children in Bangladesh and Save the Children Australia, has won the best National Mobile Application Award for its contribution to Inclusion and Empowerment for low income community through the mobile based application, called Kolorob.

State Minister for Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Zunaid Ahmed Palak handed over the award to Sharon Hauser, Director, Programme Development and Quality, Save the Children at Krishibid Institution, Dhaka on 4th May.

Kolorob was selected for its contribution to inclusion and for the empowerment of low income community mostly live in urban slum areas through the use of ICT in navigating their cities to make informed choices in accessing essential services like health, education etc. It aims to eliminate the social gap of low income communities including communities living in poor urban settlements by ‘Lighting Up The City’ through providing our target users- primarily young people and parents/caregivers- with key information on the services that can realize children’s rights to education, health and protection from harm, as well as give them access to jobs and other valuable information on the city.

With this win, KOLOROB is now nominated for the World Summit Award 2017 to take part in the WSA-Mobile Global Contest.

 National Mobile Application Award is an initiative to select and promote the best mobile content and innovative applications. The award was organised by the ICT Division of the Post & Telecommunication Ministry in collaboration with World Summit Mobile Award, Bangladesh and supported by Google Developer Group Sonargaon & Bangla.

Apart from KOLOROB, ‘eMonitoring App for Primary School’, another mobile based application of Save the Children got the runner up title in ‘Government & Participation’ category of National Mobile Application Award.