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Small things that are surprisingly big: cardboard sheet school desks

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A single sheet of cardboard can’t do much, right? Wrong! In India, many children go to school but don’t have the luxury of sitting behind a desk. To address this issue, the nonprofit organization Aarambh created a necessity out of a single sheet of cardboard: a school desk. The Bombay-based nonprofit worked with designers to come up with the desk design from a simple sheet of cardboard.

They transformed that cardboard into a modern-looking backpack for kids to carry all their school supplies, but when folded out, the briefcase then turns into a work desk.

What’s brilliant about this eco-friendly design is that it costs just 20 cents to produce and each desk is cut in a way so all the student needs to do is fold it together-nothing more is required. This makes education and school supplies even more accessible for families everywhere.

The Aarambh school desk is made from a single sheet of cardboard
The Aarambh school desk is made from a single sheet of cardboard
The Aarambh school desk is made from a single sheet of cardboard
The Aarambh school desk is made from a single sheet of cardboard
The Aarambh school desk is made from a single sheet of cardboard
The Aarambh school desk is made from a single sheet of cardboard
The Aarambh school desk is made from a single sheet of cardboard

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Rachel Oakley is an Aussie writer based in NYC with an obsession for the creepy, cool and quirky side of life. She’ll remind you she’s a vegan every chance she gets. Her IG is filled with doggo pics: @patty_pottymouth