Meshwar got shortlisted in the Top 25 at the WDCD Refugee Challenge among over 600 projects and got exhibited at the WDCD Live, Amsterdam on 30th June and 1st July.

Nelson Mandela once said, “To deny people their human rights is to challenge their very humanity.” This is precisely what is happening with the refugees trying to build a home in the European Union, today. To overcome this, we – Ishiyetaa Saxena, a service design student and Jaivardhan Singh, an interaction designer bring to you Meshwar.

‘Meshwar’ is a mobile application and an initiative to ease the primary struggle every refugee undergoes; exposure to knowledge of rights and being aware of the rules and regulations to survive under the refugee status in the European Union.

Meshwar is an application people can download on their phones to get access to the rules and regulations that they are not provided with currently. These rules and regulations are tailored to the information they provide in their profile details, and only what is relevant to the user is displayed. Meshwar also provides ratings of different refugee asylums which help the higher authority to keep a check on the hygiene and health of a refugee asylum.

We believe that gaining information would bring about psychological comfort and clarity by allowing them to plan their future and comply with the law better.