- Original Title: Daraty
- Year: 2017
- Award: WSA European Young Innovators
- Category: European Young Innovators
- Producer: AlHassan Muhammad Ali, Sana Hawasly
- Organisation: Daraty
- Country: Syrian Arab Republic
- URL: http://www.daraty.com/
Daraty is a self-learning hardware toolkit designed to teach children 7 to 12 the principles of electronics. The kit connects to a mobile app which includes child-friendly scientific content and interactive quizzes. Daraty comes in two editions: an organizational one designed for schools and an individual one. The app guides young users in circuit design by detecting and correcting errors, allowing them to build original tech projects solving everyday problems, with a profile for each user to track their progress and share new circuits with the Daraty online network.
The app supports multiple languages with a current focus on Arabic. Using edutainment, Daraty develops interactive and enjoyable teaching methods starting with electronics, later other fields such as physics and chemistry. Teaching electronics not only provides children with an understanding of circuits and computers, but also improves logical thinking and problem-solving skills, while preparing them to be active in a world where electronic skills are more and more in demand.
“Being literate in electronics is a skill in demand and will be even more in demand in the future. Daraty gives children in a young age the ability to play with electronics alone, letting them explore that world in a playful way. There exist similar products but as far as I know they all need supervision. While there exist plenty of playful ways for children to learn programming autonomous in a fun way learning electronics that way at a young age is relatively unexplored.” – Know Award Jury Report