goal 11: MAKE CITIES AND HUMAN SETTLEMENTS INCLUSIVE, SAFE, RESILIENT AND SUSTAINABLE
Nishan Nazer was rather unimpressed by the gaping scarcity of sustainable architecture design in rural India. He sought to fill this void by joining up with the SBI Youth of India fellowship in 2016. Through this channel Nishan chose to channel his fight for sustainable change in the housing sector by working with the NGO Gram Vikas. Apparently, basic infrastructure in primary schools is not mandatory under the Right to Education Act. The schools or houses had no space for furniture, nor could the people afford it. Nishan built a prototype of multi-utility furniture which could serve as a cot, recliner, table and an art board and named it Surface.By raising funds from his friends and family Nishan made over 30 prototype models of the Surface. Nishan then worked to teach local villages how to wield and work in carpentry, so they themselves could create his design and be their own source of empowerment. The comfort created by Nishan’s hard work has not only widened the quality of young Indians’ lives, it has widened there smiles as well.
ARTICLES ABOUT NISHAN
TEACHING GLOBAL GOAL 11: SUSTAINABLE CITIES & COMMUNITIES
Children's Literature resources
Renewable Energy Explained in 2 1/2 Minutes
his animation explains the different types of energy such as, fossil fuels, biomass, nuclear and renewables.
Alternative Energy | National Geographic
A new wave of technologies is on the verge of producing energy that's clean, renewable, and most importantly, affordable.
Schoolhouse Rock! "The Energy Blues"
Episode #32 of Schoolhouse Rock!: "The Energy Blues" | Original air date: 1978 | Music/Lyrics George Newall | Performed by: Jack Sheldon