School Bench (desks and chairs) for donation
Access to quality education is a major concern in the Government Schools of rural India. Schools are considered as temples of learning. Yet, education in these schools does not promise a valuable learning experience. Quality of education is undoubtedly questionable.
The Govt. School (Rajkiya Madhyamik Vidyalaya, Villages) provides education to children from 1st to 10th standard. Due to lack of infrastructure, children from different classes are made to sit together and additional seating arrangements have been made in the corridor. During rains, there is severe water leakage from the roof, which results in children attending classes in the corridors. They sit on the floor as there are no tables or chairs in the school.
There are multiple aspects to achieve quality education. Infrastructure is not the only element to improve learning outcomes but we can’t ignore its importance.
After a month of spending time with students and seeing the conditions of the classrooms, I realized that children need a playful and learning environment. Along with that, they also needed proper tables and chairs to read/write in the correct posture which shouldn’t put stress on their back and eyes. Sitting for long hours with hunched back was adversely affecting their health and also straining their eyes. During the field visits, I observed that due to the poor financial conditions of these children’s families, they don’t even have tables at their homes to study after school. Most of them did not have a school bag. From there, began my search for options that could fulfill their basic need of carrying a school bag and studying on a table with chair. The plan was to ensure a better study infrastructure to all the students in school.
Soon, I came across a unique product called S-DESK, designed by ELCEE. It is a SCHOOL BENCH that can be used as desks and chair, when required. It helps the students to improve their posture and motivates them to study well. They can also improve their handwriting.