Empowering Rural Education – ‘YELO’ an Innovative Solar Powered School Bag That Converts Into a Desk

The YELO school bag transforms into a school desk with a single fold technique. (PRNewsFoto/Prayas Innovation Pvt. Ltd.)

Students in Third World Countries Lack Access to Basic Educational Infrastructure, as Basic as School Bag, a Desk, a Light Source to Study at Night

– YELO a Revolutionary School Bag That Transforms into a Desk Helps Students to Meet Their Basic Education Needs

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.

Our Product designer Mr. Saurabh Bag has intelligently designed school bag YELO made up of recyclable plastic which is a perfect low-cost durable solution as a school bag used by children, it not only helps children carry their books and study material safely (irrespective of the weather conditions) but also transforms into a school desk with a single fold technique. 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 8 kg.

“To date we have facilitated more than 2000 rural students nationally with the help of NGO’s from different parts of India. We are looking for more collaboration with Government Organisations, NGO’s, corporate and other social organisations worldwide so that we can reach every single student” says Manish Mathur, Managing Director of Prayas Innovation.



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