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Daraty, Startup Weekend Damascus winner

Name: Sana Hawasly
Twitter handle: @Daratycom
Country of Origin: Syria
Organization Name: Daraty
Organization Website:
Brief Description of Organization:

Daraty means ‘my circuit’ in Arabic. The hardware fun-packed kit comes with a mobile application that uses friendly content with animated tutorials to help users understand and learn. The app tracks circuit building progress, detects circuit errors and explains how to fix them. Our kit is designed to be child-friendly and extensible. It’s upgradable to support new circuit elements and new languages, with our current focus being on Arabic.

What inspired you to start this organization?

The Daraty team believes it’s very important to make it easy for children to learn electronics at an early age. It doesn’t just provide the basic blocks for young learners to better understand circuits and computers, but also helps them improve their problem-solving skills and prepares them to be active in a world where technology is everywhere. Alhasan Muhammad Ali and I have been teaching Arduino and electronics to children in Syria for four years now and during that time we’ve been constantly looking for ways to make the experience more friendly and entertaining. …

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