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Innovative solar powered school bag ‘YELO’ that converts into a desk


Pune, Sept 8:

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 bag as desk (pic-prnewswire)
Yelo bag as desk (pic-prnewswire)

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.


– 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



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.

Empowering Rural Education - 'YELO' an Innovative Solar Powered Bag
Empowering Rural Education – ‘YELO’ an Innovative Solar Powered Bag

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.

About Prayas Innovation:

Prayas Innovation is an international social enterprise that addresses the challenges faced by society in areas of energy, education and health. The company aims to improve the quality of life of people in third world countries thus forming a healthier, safer and more civilized society. With a vision to deliver and implement need based, low cost innovative products, every day Prayas attempts to improve the quality of life through intelligent design.

The multidisciplinary team of designers, engineers and people with expertise in diverse walks of life is led by advisors and mentors who have worked with companies like Phillips and professors from renowned universities. For more information visit www.prayasinnovation.com

Media Contact: Alok Kumar, [email protected], [email protected], +91-965758-7050, Chief Operating Officer, Prayas Innovation Private Limited.