World Vision Foundation of Thailand x SCG Packaging 3-in-1 Paper Desk for Opportunities & Sustainability
During its field trips to remote corners of the country, World Vision Foundation of Thailand found that so many students lacked a “desk” both at school and at home. Children in remote areas, more often than not, had to lie or sit down on the floor and bend their knee to read/write. Such unhealthy positions threatened to cause health problems for children in the future.
WVFT has thus come up with the initial idea of giving versatile desks to impoverished children living in the operation areas throughout the country. The implementation campaign is in collaboration with SCG Packaging who supports their specialist packaging designer to invent an environmentally-friendly and easy-to-carry-around 3-in-1 foldable paper desk which based on the Circular Economy concept.
The “3-in-1 foldable paper desk” is made of recycled lightweight yet durable paper and easy for delivery to rural areas. The desk serves with three unique functions – a desk for reading/writing, a box to contain learning materials, and a bag to carry books around. Moreover, the desk is biodegradable and completely recyclable. It comes with a manual on how to use it, plus instruction that is printed on it.
** Box 1 **
World Vision Foundation of Thailand ordered 25,000 foldable paper desks for students across the country and received the support from SCG Packaging valued at 250,000 baht. SCG Packaging handed over 3-in-1 foldable paper desks to 80 students at Ban Tha Makham Wittaya School in Ratchaburi province on 31 July 2020. SCG Packaging designers, along with WVFT management and staff, show students how to assemble the desk and using it.
** Box 2 **
SCG Packaging designers:
Mr. Direk Insakul, Ms. Atikan Boonprakong, Mr. Pumipak Punthasee, and Mr. Wanchana Sritrairattana
“WVFT challenged us to design a lightweight, easy-to-carry-around, multi-purpose, and versatile desk. Then, we came up using paper as a key material. Ergonomically designed to support children’s physical features, our desk is durable. Children can assemble their desk by themselves. We also integrated learning gimmicks so that children can have fun finding out what they will get from tips given. After the desk is worn out, it can easily go to the recycling process. We are glad to see children enjoy assembling their desk and using it.”
World Vision Foundation of Thailand’s Management team:
Ms. Nattaviga Sukphiromkasem, Mr. Athinon Pungsanthia, and Ms. Wilaiwan Jorknew
“After we decided to provide desks for children, we had to concern using the desk that lightweight, portable, and eco-friendly. Then, we collaborated with SCG Packaging who is truly professional in eco-friendly manufacturer and concern about the environment, which they kindly agreed to help. WVFT has a very good opportunity working with SCG Packaging in almost one year, from the beginning of planning on concept and design until the 3-in-1 foldable desk is ready to serve children. We are impressed and looking forward to working with SCG Packaging again.”
** Box 3 **
Miss Polaywanday, student in Ratchaburi’s Suan Phueng district
“It is very easy to assemble the desk, as an instruction is easy to understand. I am excited to get this desk back home where I will share it with my sibling.”
Miss Supansa, student in Ratchaburi’s Suan Phueng district
“I had fun assembling my desk, just like playing a jigsaw puzzle. I made it as a bag first before transforming it into a desk. I helped my friends do it too.”