ZAB (DESK + SCHOOL BAG)
Aim: Empowering students in rural India with basic infrastructure
to enable them to study effectively and thus, improve their quality of education
& access to opportunities.
Quality and access to education is the major concern in rural schools as there are
lack of proper text books and learning material in the schools.
Students in rural areas, lack access to basic educational infrastructure, as basic
as a desk & bag. Most of the students in rural schools of India sit down on floor
for long studying hours. 9 in 10 people face posture related problems and back injuries
at some point of time in their life. Sitting on floor and studying for 6-8 hours
affects posture, resulting in back pain, poor eye sight, inefficiency to concentrate
ZAB (Bag cum Desk)
ZAB is an intelligently designed school bag, helps children carry
their books, belonging, irrespective of the weather conditions. The same bag with
no mechanics transforms into a school desk. The desk offers an appropriate angle
for students to write and read, thus ensuring to maintain an ergonomic posture while
1. Rugged and Water Proof Design – The material used for manufacturing
this bag is Polypropylene which enhances the strength and life of the bag. The bag
retains its colour and shape with abuse use over a long period. The sling strap
is made of strong material to withstand abuse usage by children.
2. Use as Desk – The bag has an ergonomically designed angle for
the child to write without any strain to the wrist. This was studied in the village
with actual usage by the children.
3. Innovative Integrated construction – This low cost concept was
developed to ensure that this school bag + desk can be adapted immediately in rural
villages. Both the top and bottom piece of the bag is the same and made out of one
manufacturing process. The latch and hinge is also integrated into the single piece
4. Book Stopper – The bag has an integrated feature which, when
used as a desk prevents the book or paper from sliding down without clamping.
5. Feature Enhancement –
The construction of the school bag + desk has provisions to enhance it with features
to add a solar lamp or integrate a pencil/pen holder. It can also be customized
to be made in any colours.
6. Branding benefits & Good will: – Bag will feature donor’s logo
prominently on the frontal facade which will enhance donors branding and create
good will among beneficiaries
Per Bag Cost Rs 400/- inclusive of all taxes & transport
- This is inclusive of project management cost
- Identification of School
- Delivery to the school
- Help desk at Wockhardt Foundation office for any maintenance.
Till date, 1154 number of ZAB Bags have been distributed in various rural schools
located in different villages. The use of ZAB bag has benefited around 23080 number
of students population.
The interactive bag cum desk has resulted students to carry their school stuff easily
and making it comfortable for the students to read and write their work without