NOIDA, April 27, 2022: Shubham Housing Finance, in collaboration with Tatsat Foundation, organised a workshop on birds for children with visual impairment and multiple disabilities at Saksham Trust, NOIDA on Wednesday. The chief guest of the workshop was the Nest Man of India, Rakesh Khatri, who has been working in the field of environment conservation for the past two decades and has confidence that artificial nests can help birds in sustaining themselves in cities.
The workshop was a corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiative of Shubham Housing Finance, a leader in providing housing finance solutions to those with informal incomes. It trained 20 students in the age group of 8 to 20 years on types of birds and how may can we build homes for them and help them survive in mega cities.
The half-day workshop had sessions on types of birds, their physical features and ways to identify them through their calls, beaks and claws. An interesting part of the workshop was an activity on nest making by Rakesh Khatri. The students were given kits to make nests for birds to be carried home after the exercise.
About Shubham Housing Finance (https://shubham.co) A leading provider of housing finance in India, Shubham’s motto is to help build happy homes for those who are outside the formal income circle. Its customised solutions have impacted over 55,000 families and 1,80,000 lives. The organisation has transcended from document-based underwriting to customised credit programmes for each customer.
About Nest Man of India (https://www.ecorootsfoundation.org) A documentary filmmaker by profession but environmentalist by passion, Rakesh Khatri has built over 2.5 lakh nests in his life, thus, garnering the title of Nest Man. Khatri also teaches people to create nests and has trained lakhs of students to date. He also teaches them about climate change and e-waste recycling.
About Tatsat Foundation: Skilling The Social Sector (www.tatsatfoundation.com) Tatsat Foundation, registered member of NGOs Association of India u/s 25, Company Affairs India, steps in to bridge the gap at organizing the vast unorganized sector, in educating and skilling NGOs, in their auditing, ranking and certification to ensure an impactful mechanism, aligning with the government’s aim of making a difference at the grassroots level. The company, steered by Founder Director, CSR professional, Sumi Gupta, recognises that improving people’s lives means starting with education and skilling the social sector workers will create valuable professionals.
About Saksham Trust (https://saksham.org/who-we-are/) Saksham Trust is a National award-winning NGO working for persons with visual impairment and low vision. It runs programmes in the field of inclusive education, assistive technology, accessible books and cultural inclusion. The Trust has established centres in Delhi, Punjab and Himachal Pradesh. It also runs a school in Noida for children with visual impairment, multiple disabilities and deafblindness.