I need a brilliant plan. Space is an issue and desks and beds cost a lot in comparison to the overall budgets of the orphanages I work with. Recently an idea has come to me… What if a bed could be designed that was really just a platform made of two desks. Hang with me now while I try to describe: During the day the bench desks could be upright and at night two could nestle together to become a bed, just add unrolled futon type mattress. That way the space could be used as classroom space too! These desks aren’t what we call desks here. Picture picnic table sort of desks, a plank seat and plank then table serving as a desk, often attached, you can go to www.ProjectThrive.org to see a typical “desk” in Kenya)? Have a better idea? Boy would we love to hear it!
Orphanages all over the world could use the innovation if it were simple and inexpensive to build. We would name the bed after them and spread news of the design far and wide. And perhaps people could be referred to your site, if you found the designer? It really would make all the difference in the world.
Just a thought that keeps nagging at me! Hope you can see the possibilities. Thank you for dreaming with me.
With Warm Regards,
-- Celeste, Washington, www.ProjectThrive.org