DERAZ Corner - school image
DERAZ Corner

Corner is a cowering space where creative minds meet, we bring together startups, freelancers, students, artists and architects to work or hang out in a creative pleasant work atmosphere, Corner aims to establish a contemporary, energetic & inspiring environment that meets the particular needs and characteristics of young people, <mark>Our space provide a wide variety of possibilities to stimulate creative thinking, inspiration, and promote a pleasant work atmosphere, to empower youth to advocate, work on their own ideas, talents and create a community of young change makers. focusing on art, architecture and creative minded people.</mark>

FabLab Libya - school image
FabLab Libya

Our lab was founded by engineers who admired the idea and goals of a Fab Lab organization. It is registered as a civil society non-profit organization in Libya. Our lab basically provides public access to an adequately (but not fully) equipped Laboratory for digital fabrication and electronic innovation. It has been, so far, focusing in hosting training courses for kids and youth in programming, electronics and robotics, as well as running supervised DIY clubs for kids, various workshops and participating in events such as the first National Robotics championship in Libya. Furthermore, <mark>in pursuing its role as a STEAM education promoter in Libya, the lab has developed a curriculum for teaching programming to kids and contracted with a number of private elementary schools in Benghazi for teaching the curriculum to their students.</mark> <p></p> One of the very successful projects carried out by the lab, so far, was the 100 youth engineers and the 100 youth programmers; in which a large number of school students participated in a hands-on learning style training course on the basics of programming and electronics using Arduino development panel. At the end of the course ,the students were able to build their own Arduino projects or Android applications and participated in an end-of-course competition. <p></p> The lab has been providing the equipment required and the technical assistance for a number of more advanced college graduation projects. And this is the area which we want to work on further, by encouraging people ,specially electronic engineers and IT graduates, to engage in building their own (advanced) prototypes. Ultimately, our lab aims to become a real research and innovation center. <p></p> Recently, Fab Lab Libya has engaged on a project by Expertise France concerned with entrepreneurship. Through this project members of the Fab Lab are being trained in entrepreneur coaching,where the lab is required to train and coach female entrepreneurs to establish their businesses. In addition to carrying out workshops on entrepreneurship to youth and specifically to university students.