KOLOROB, a project of Save the Children in Bangladesh and Save the Children Australia, won the best National Mobile Application Award 2017 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, former Director, Programme Development and Quality, Save the Children at Krishibid Institution, Dhaka on 4th May 2017.
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 its 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.
Moreover, National Mobile Application Award is an initiative to select and promote the best mobile content and innovative applications. The award was organized 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.