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সবাইকে অসংখ্য ধন্যবাদ যারা ভোট দিয়ে আমাদের এগিয়ে নিয়ে গেছেন। যারা এখনো ভোট দেননি, এই লিঙ্ক এ গিয়ে ভোট দিতে পারেন। আমরা দ্বিতীয় অবস্থানে আছি, আপনাদের ভোট পেলে অবশ্যই প্রথম অবস্থানে চলে যেতে পারব।

Thank you so much to everyone who voted us and helped us to move ahead. Those who still have not cast you vote can do so by following the given link. We are now in second position and with your vote, we certainly can reach the first.

https://solve.mit.edu/challenges/youth-skills-the-workforce-of-the-future/solutions/474

2 weeks 1 hour ago

কলরব এখন একটু চুপচাপ হলেও কলরব কিন্তু থেমে নেই। আমরা আছি, কাজ করে যাচ্ছি আমাদের প্রচেষ্টাটাকে এগিয়ে নিয়ে যাবার জন্য। নিশ্চয় কলরব এর জব পোর্টাল এর কথা মনে আছে? হ্যাঁ, আমরা চেষ্টা করছি কলরব জব পোর্টালটাকে পরিপূর্ণ রুপ এ ফিরিয়ে আনার জন্য আর তার জন্য প্রয়োজন আপনাদের সহযোগিতা। কলরব এমআইটি এর সল্ভ চ্যালেঞ্জ এ অংশগ্রহন করছে এবং আপনাদের ভোট পারবে আমাদেরকে এগিয়ে নিয়ে যেতে। নিচের লিঙ্কটি থেকে গিয়ে আপনারা আপনাদের ভোট দিতে পারবেন। আপনাদের সবাইকে পাশে পেলে আমরা নিশ্চিত যে আমরাই জিতব।
আমাদের সাথে থাকার জন্য অনেক অনেক ধন্যবাদ।

Even though Kolorob is a bit silent now, that does not mean we have stopped. We are here and we are working to take our project to the next step. Do you remember Kolorob Job Portal? Yes, we are trying to bring Kolorob Job Portal back in a complete form and we need your help to do so. Kolorob has entered the Solve Challenge by MIT and your vote can help us move forward. You can vote for us from the link given below. If all of you are with us, we are sure that we are going to win this.
Thank you so much for being with us.

3 months 6 days ago

এসো আমরা অংশগ্রহণ করি বাংলাদেশের প্রতিটি শিশু বা #EveryLastChild এর জন্য সুন্দর একটি ভবিষৎ উপহার দিতে। আর সেই কারণে কোন বিষয়ে শিশুদের জন্য কাজ করা বেশি প্রয়োজন তা আমাদের জানাও ।
তোমার মতামত জানাতে অংশগ্রহণ করো আমাদের এই অনলাইন ভোটিং প্রক্রিয়ায়। https://www.facebook.com/events/190059778189055/permalink/190068814854818/
তোমাদের এই মতামত গুলো আমাদের সাহায্য করবে সবাইকে নিয়ে একসাথে শিশুদের জন্য কাজ করতে।

4 months 2 weeks ago

অনেকদিন পরে একটা সুখবর নিয়ে কলরবের পোস্ট। এতদিন খবর নেই মানে এই না যে কলরব থেমে আছে। একটু যাত্রা বিরতি চলছে কিন্তু কলরবের যাত্রা আবার শুরু হবে।
এবার সুখবরটা। কলরব অ্যাপ ন্যাশনাল মোবাইল অ্যাপলিকেশন অ্যাওয়ার্ড - ২০১৬ এর ইনক্লুশন অ্যান্ড এমপাওয়ারমেন্ট বিভাগে চ্যাম্পিয়ন হয়েছে। জাতীয় এই অর্জনের জন্য কলরব পরিবার ও কলরবের সবাইকে শুভেচ্ছা।

After a number of days, this is the first post of Kolorob with a good news. Silence over the last few months does not mean Kolorob has ended, it means, Kolorob is on a break but the jounrey is going to start again.
Now the good news. Kolorob won the National Mobile Application Award 2016 in the Inclusion and Empowerment category. Congratulations to the Kolorob family and everyone with Kolorob.

6 months 3 weeks ago

Kolorob / কলরব added a life event from February 24: 10000 Downloads.

6 months 3 weeks ago

Our Kolorob bag offer will be closed after Friday, 11:59 pm. So hurry up! Detail is on the link below.
আমাদের কলরব ব্যাগ অফার আগামীকাল শুক্রবার রাত ১১ঃ৫৯ মিনিটের পর বন্ধ হয়ে যাচ্ছে। জলদি করুন!
বিস্তারিত- https://tinyurl.com/kolorobbag
#Kolorob #LightingUpTheCity

6 months 3 weeks ago

6 months 4 weeks ago

কলরব পরিবারের পক্ষ থেকে সকলকে "জাতীয় শহীদ দিবস" ও "আন্তর্জাতিক মাতৃভাষা দিবস" এর শুভেচ্ছা।

7 months 3 days ago

We trained 1000 community people on "How to use Maps"!
#Kolorob #LightingUpTheCity #ICTonDevelopment #Technology

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Cities are the future for Bangladesh with estimations of Bangladesh becoming an urban country by 2039. The World Bank estimates that the urban population is likely to double in the next twenty years from 52.5 million people in 2010 to 98.6 million people by 2030.

Context

Cities are the future for Bangladesh with estimations of Bangladesh becoming an urban country by 2039. The World Bank estimates that the urban population is likely to double in the next twenty years from 52.5 million people in 2010 to 98.6 million people by 2030. These migrants, moving into unfamiliar areas of a new city, suffer spatial, social and economic exclusion, limiting their capability to access opportunities and basic social services despite their desire to create better lives for themselves and their children. Our proposed response to this development issue is through the use of mobile technology, internet and visual mapping applications.

The Idea

Kolorob’s innovative idea taps into the virtual space of ICT, creating an online platform and physical space to improve access to information on essential services for those who are ‘new’ to the city. We have created a service directory and interactive map to allow users to search and compare information. Our map allows users to find a clinic, or a school, or a government office that they may have otherwise not known about. As a user, you can also add new information to the app- updating details of an existing school, or adding details of a new employment opportunity. Most importantly, you can provide feedback on the services that you have paid for- answering such questions like was it value for money? Was it child friendly? Was the service you needed available at the health centre you visited? Are there any free services available?

We want to create a dialogue between those who provide services and those who use services- in a largely unregulated environment. We believe that our Kolorob tools- the service directory, the ability to compare information, navigate to location and ability to share views on a service, will ultimately drive up quality of provision- particularly for children- in the areas Kolorob targets.

Kolorob’s vision is to create an online platform and physical space that improves access to information on essential services aimed at reaching a large proportion of people living in poor urban settlements, with a focus on the estimated 2-3 million residents living below the poverty line in Dhaka. More specifically, Kolorob has the potential to impact the growing young population and social mobilisers within their neighbourhoods. Bangladesh already has 13.2 million social media users, which presents a unique opportunity to grow huge across Dhaka.

The Kolorobian story 

Kolorob is Bengali for ‘clamour’, but without the rough edges of the English word. In the local context, ‘Kolorob’ signifies when large numbers of people gather together to talk, exchange information and converse about their daily lives. The application Kolorob aims to create an open space for dialogue between those who provide services and those who use services, and thus can be described as a marketplace and information exchange for local people on essential services that they need in their daily lives.

Photography: Judy Phuong

The Kolorobian approach was built on the ‘spirit of volunteerism’ with young people driving the innovation behind the game-changing ICT idea to make into a reality. Young people from within and outside of the project site areas lead efforts in mapping the sites, collecting and uploading data, conducting the research, building the software and building the branding of Kolorob both offline, and within social media. Over 300 young people applied to participate in the ‘Map Your Community’ initiative, with 80 eventually being trained by a leading Bangladeshi GIS-mapping expert on how to collect and upload data from geographic locations and engage with people in communities. Twenty were then selected to participate in further activities alongside the Youth Facilitators, mapping and collecting data. The idea around having a community-centered design ensured that the team was working closely in consultation with community members in developing and delivering a product that is accessible, attractive and user-friendly to those who need it most.