Cardboard Bookbags Unfold Into Desks For Schoolchildren
Aarambh converted discarded boxes into classroom furniture that can also be used as school bags for developing nations.
Many of the schools in the rural areas of India lack the basic necessities like school bags and proper chairs and desks, which is why school children end up sitting on the floor all day just to learn. This kind of situation in the classroom does nothing for the kids' posture and their concentration levels since they hunch their backs to do their work on the floor. The kids also end up with bad eyesight and bad handwriting from their awkward position.
To help solve this problem, New Bombay-based not-for-profit organization Aarambh came up with the Help Desk, a dual-function portable desk made out of recycled cardboard boxes. The portable desk can also be turned into a school bag so that the children will have a proper bag to keep their books and notebooks instead of the plastic bags that most of the children carry.