Transportation to schools in rural areas is in sad plight when a huge number of children have to walk miles to attend schools. Also in many villages children turn out to be the only earning member and this hampers their education. Lack of infrastructure leads to badly maintained schools with no proper toilets, no drinking water facilities and no electricity too.

With a view to change the scenario in rural areas, 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.

Yelo Bags
Yelo Bags

Innovators at Prayas say that children 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.

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YELO, an intelligently designed school bag, helps children carry their books, belongings, irrespective of the weather conditions. The same yelo3bag 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.

Considering the lack of electricity in rural areas and the heavy power cuts 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.

The bag also features  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 made up of corrugated sheet and is durable and has strength to carry belongings worth more than 5 kg.

A well thought through concept? Hell, yeah!

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