We Are All Makers. That’s what we believe, and our mission is to provide the comprehensive experience for anyone in the MENA region to be a maker.
The Maker Movement in Egypt
Ever since the beginning of history, making has been in our blood: it’s human nature.
From temples made of limestone and granite to 138.8m tall Pyramids, the ancients Egyptians are sure known for their work in architecture. However, little is it known that they’ve also invented mathematics, geometry, surveying, metallurgy, astronomy, accounting, writing, paper, ink, medicine, the ramp, the lever, the plough, mills for grinding grain and all the paraphernalia that goes with large organized societies.
Fast-forward some thousand years, and you’ll find this underground community of enthusiasts in Egypt who still believe they can make anything. It’s been growing over the past 6 years, and they go all way from tech enthusiasts to crafters, homesteaders, scientists, and garage tinkerers; they are of all ages and backgrounds. What do they all have in common? They share mutual principles of creativity, exploration, sharing experiences and telling their stories.
We Are All Makers
You might be hearing the term “maker” for the first time, but chances are you are a maker! We believe that everyone is a maker, whether you’re designing a new app, making a piece of furniture, or even cooking your favorite meal… We are all makers. Stick around with us and you’ll find out more about this ever-growing community of innovation and creativity.
How It All Started
Starting back in 2012, we have jumpstarted/fired up the culture of Making in Egypt at the hands of Fab Lab Egypt. It was a call for everyone who wanted to share their innovations and creations, and for those who wanted to get inspired by such living stories. Ever since then, our community has grown to embrace thousands of makers in tens of fields, covering ages from 6 to 99, and engaging engineers, artists, hobbyists, scientists, and entrepreneurs. And now that the Maker Culture has been widespread enough, we want to take it into the next level.
Our vision is to democratize innovation and manufacturing all over the MENA region and to build an impactful community of two-million makers to reshape the industry.
Our mission is to build a comprehensive environment that enhances makers’ experience, which includes -but is not limited to- giving rise to makers through offering hands-on workshops, educational programs, and technical support. We believe that everyone is a maker, but we want to have makers who can create things for a living. We’ve spread makerspaces, the culture of making, innovation and exploration in the community. We aim to have world-class “Designed and Made-in-MENA products”, meanwhile customizing global solutions to fit local problems. We believe that those who control the information control the world, but those who spur imagination will own the future.
San3a Hub is an online platform that aims to enrich the original Arabic technical content and spread the culture of making and DIY through providing an environment for the Arab makers to connect, learn and share knowledge and projects. A store is planned to be added to the platform as e-commerce for learning and DIY kits