Prayas Innovation, an international social enterprise, is launching ‘YELO’, a revolutionary bag that converts into a school desk. This bag would empower students studying in the rural areas of third world countries to study more efficiently.
With millions of students out of school world-wide, India ranks highest amongst countries with students not attending school. Students in rural areas lack access to basic educational infrastructure. Sitting on the floor in incorrect posture for long working hours results in back pain, bad eyesight and inability to concentrate and study.
YELO, an intelligently designed school bag, helps children carry their books, belongings, irrespective of the weather conditions. The same bag with a single fold technique smartly transforms into a school desk. The desk offers an angle of 30-35 degrees for students to write and read, thus ensuring they maintain an ergonomic posture while studying.
One in three people across the globe lack access to reliable electricity. Remote areas face heavy power cuts, thereby making it difficult for children to study at night. YELO comes with an LED light source, to deliver light for more than 6-8 hours, thus empowering students and rural households to carry out their evening chores.
YELO comes with a handy solar kit that powers the LED light. The rechargeable battery in solar kit can be charged through solar energy as well as supports AC charging. YELO is an outcome of several months of research, user trails. YELO made up of corrugated sheet is durable and has strength to carry belongings worth more than 5 kg.
"We look forward to collaborate with corporates, NGO’s and other social organizations who share similar vision for working towards this cause," says Manish Mathur, Managing Director of Prayas Innovation.