Every Thursday, ILQ features unique Qatari startups in our ‘Startup of the Week’ segment. Qatar has some of the most creative, unique, and impactful startups in the region, and we cover them all across a variety of industries in Doha—from fashion and beauty, to food and dining, health, education, technology, and more!
This week, we're subscribing to Burroy Box—an education subscription box which provides 3 to 10 year olds with age appropriate activities in areas such as Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math as well as Islam (STEAM-I).
The name 'burroy' was inspired by a traditional indoor game played by children during the old days in Qatar. Small kids would usually gather together and make toys out of common household materials like cans, bottles, excess cloth, yarn, wood, etc.
Founded by friends Aisha, Muneera, Nour and Sana, Burroy Box is a first of its kind concept in Qatar as its core aim is to cater to the developmental areas of children based on educational themes that surpass lessons which they learn from school.
"This is a great bonding opportunity between parents and their kids. As moms and dads guide their little ones on explaining how each activity works, the child develops their vocabulary skills while also sharpening their brains in different educational themes at the same time," said one of the lady founders.
The group of young entrepreneurs are passionate about creating engaging yet affordable educational activities that will keep children occupied in the right manner, thus the birth of Burroy Box back in May.
Head Graphic Designer Sana shared: "We entered the Qatar Business Incubation Center's (QBIC) 10th edition of the Lean Startup Programme (LSP) and what was just a small idea got developed into a startup in just 10 weeks when we were successfully selected for their incubation programme."
She also proudly spilled that QBIC offered the Burroy team all the right tools to make their idea happen by providing mentorship and financial support.
The Unique Selling Proposition (USP) of Burroy is to provide an interactive and fun experience between parents and their children. This concept, according to the lady founders, is a universal idea customized for Qatar's cultures and beliefs.
Burroy Box has launched their first two boxes, 'Animals on the Farm' which teaches 3-4 year olds about farm animals. Their second box—'Burroy in Qatar'—is specifically-intended for the 5+ age bracket. From its name, it helps children learn all things Qatar-related.
"The great thing about these games is that they're based on the belief that once a child plays with something that interests them, they tend to keep it for themselves—allowing them to use and learn from it again and again!"
Reading, imagination, and exploring are the kinds of holistic development that everyone wants for their child and that is what Burroy Box is all about.
'Burroy In Qatar' is NOW AVAILABLE for online purchase for only 180 QAR only. This box has 4 activities stuffed in it.
To know more about Burroy Box, check out their website, email, and social media links below!
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