Nominet Trust, the UK’s leading tech for good funder, has named The National Holocaust Centre and its Forever Project in the 2016 NT100 – a global celebration of this year’s 100 most inspiring social innovations using digital technology to drive social change around the world.

NT100 plays a valuable role each year in inspiring those with the influence and resources to accelerate the adoption of tech for social good.  It brings together entrepreneurs, innovators, NGOs, charities, technologists and others to share knowledge, experiences and skills to introduce social change on a global scale. Projects featured in the NT100 have wide-ranging purposes, from those determined to democratise access to quality education and healthcare, to those connecting minority communities and evoking empathy.

Following a global call for nominations earlier this year The National Holocaust Centre's Forever Project was selected by a judging panel of tech and charity experts in recognition of its work. The National Holocaust Centre works to educate young people about the events of the Holocaust and the dangers of prejudice, through the testimony of Holocaust survivors ‎and in depth education programmes. The Centre's Forever Project uses digital technologies to preserve the experience of listening to, and speaking with, Holocaust survivors so that future generations will be able to 'meet' survivors and learn from their experience.

This year the NT100 gives special recognition to ‘Everyday Tech Heroes’ — the inspirational people who have first-hand experience of the challenges they are tackling with tech. The Centre's Everyday Tech Heroes are the survivors who have given their time and energy to share their remarkable stories in this new digital format.

Sarah Coward, Deputy CEO at the National Holocaust Centre and Museum said:   "The Forever Project will make sure that children of tomorrow will hear and interact with these remarkable Holocaust survivors: preserving a truly unique experience for future generations. We are delighted that their efforts and the project have been recognised through the NT100. We hope this will draw attention to the urgent need to capture more of these stories for the future."

Vicki Hearn, Director of Nominet Trust said: “In this, the fourth year of the NT100, it is truly humbling to see so many remarkable people from all walks of life embracing digital technology as a force for social good. We hope The National Holocaust Centre's well deserved inclusion in the 2016 NT100 provides a valuable stepping-stone for their inspiring example of tech for good.”

“With a bright idea, the right tech tools and a powerful desire to change the status quo, everyone has the potential to make a stand against the world’s most pressing social challenges. The NT100 seeks to champion the pioneers doing just that, in the hope that it inspires others to follow in their footsteps.”

As part of the 2016 NT100, The National Holocaust Centre's Forever Project is standing shoulder to shoulder with other innovative ventures such as EVA Park - a virtual environment to help those with aphasia recover communication skills; Hand Talk – a Brazilian virtual interpreter that translates between spoken languages and sign language; Disrupt Disability – which has created the world’s first open source wheelchair designs; BraveMind – a virtual reality therapeutic game that supports those recovering from PTSD; and Mine Kafon Drone – an airborne drone for detecting and removing unexploded landmines in communities trying to rebuild after conflict.  

The 2016 NT100 was selected from 700 projects discovered this year through a combination of research and public nomination. Shortlisted projects were reviewed by Nominet Trust and a panel of partner organisations including: Big Lottery Fund, Cancer Research UK, Comic Relief, Nominet, Oxfam, Telefonica O2 and Skill Centre for Social Entrepreneurship.

The 2016 NT100 projects are hosted on the Social Tech Guide (, the world’s largest interactive database of tech for good, which now showcases almost 1700 ventures.