10 Minute School has won the Swiss Embassy Award for Social Impact at Seedstar Dhaka.
Finance Minister, Abul Maal Abdul Muhith; State Minister for ICT Division, Junaid Ahmed Palak and Head of Political, Economic and Cultural Affairs of The Embassy of Switzerland in Bangladesh, Christoph Fuchs handed over the prize to the 10 Minute School team at the recently concluded Digital World 2016.
Shyam Sunder Sikder, Secretary, ICT Division; Mustafa Jabbar, President, BASIS were also present on the occasion.
With support from the leading mobile phone operator, Robi, 10 Minute School has evolved into being the largest digital education platform of the country. This close association has enabled the platform to scale up its efforts in providing quality education content free of cost for all students regardless of their socio-economic background.
Seedstars World is part of the Swiss group Seedstars who runs this global startup competition in more than 65 emerging and developing markets. Winners from each of these emerging markets will be given an opportunity to compete in the Seedstars Summit where one will be crowned Seedstars World Global Winner.
The Seedstars Summit 2017 will take place in Lausanne, Switzerland on 6th April 2017 where the all the winners will battle for equity investments of up to $1.5 million.
10 Minute School has a rich library of 910 video tutorials and 1000s of quizzes to cater to the growing needs of its 179,000+ subscribers. One of the most effective feature of the platform is the live classes that it organizes over the social media platform Facebook, every day at 8pm to help students from all over the country to prepare for the public exams. Over 55,000 students from all the districts of Bangladesh are now active members of the live class group.
Robi Axiata Limited is a joint venture between Axiata Group Berhad, of Malaysia and NTT DoCoMo Inc., of Japan. Robi is the second largest mobile phone operator in Bangladesh in terms of revenue, with 27.4 million active subscribers. Robi network provides nationwide coverage to 99% of the population with 13,496 BTS and over 4,600 3.5G sites. Robi proudly claims to have the widest international roaming service in the market, connecting 385 operators across more than 140 countries. It is also the first operator to introduce GPRS and 3.5G services in Bangladesh. The Company has introduced many first of its kind digital services in the country and has invested heavily in taking mobile financial services to the underserved communities in the rural and semi-urban areas.