Abdulhamid Haidar


Big Idea: 
AI-powered math chatbot for resource-constrained learners

Darsel improves student learning outcomes with their AI-powered math chatbot. It’s a personalized, automated learning platform loaded with content aligned with national curriculums, local school systems, and cultures. Darsel partners with public schools so administrators can onboard teachers who then onboard students to the simple, game-based messaging learning platform.

Abdulhamid is the founder of Darsel. Early math tutoring in his childhood led to a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and computer science, followed by a career in management consulting. He was pursuing an MBA and a Master’s in International Development when the pandemic struck, and the resulting school closures pushed him to develop low-tech EdTech solutions for low-resource settings (like his home country Syria).

Rainer Arnhold Fellows