Visitors to schools in underdeveloped countries have found that students suffer from a lack of technology. Some students do not even have access to a flat surface on which to write. Service groups and industries in the United States, have shown interest in providing learning materials for students of such schools. When groups ship materials overseas, packages must be as compact as possible in order to save space as well as shipping fees. Therefore, by employing knowledge of forces and geometry, teams are challenged to create a desk that will serve the basic needs of a primary student in underprivileged areas.