Community Correspondents

Abhishek Dash

Abhishek Kumar Dash is a Community Correspondent from Nuapada district, Odisha.

His dream was to become an engineer. Though he enrolled in a B.Sc. program, he was forced to drop out halfway through, as his family faced dire financial circumstances. He then started and gave up a successful business, to become a social activist because he felt the need for a stronger leadership which would be able to work out the different issues prevalent in society. He sees video as a tool that can document the problems faced by his people and help them take action.

Videos from Abhishek

Community & Correspondent ensure drinking water for School Kids.

/ March 11, 2014

The Right to Education Act guarantees children in government run or aided schools the access to potable water. However, according to the activist network of Nuapada district of Odisha, the children of the village school of Dotto hadn’t had any access to water in the school for almost a year....

1 Hand Pump / 2000 Residents : Water Scarcity

/ March 18, 2015

18th March | Jalamkata Village, Nuapada District, Odisha | Abhishek Kumar Dash 2000 people living in this village are dependant on a single hand pump for water. A resident Sunaphula Naik explains how women queue up for hours on end waiting their turn, “Our children may be asking for food...

Bleak future: No compensation for labourer who lost limbs on the job

/ January 13, 2015

This is a story about negligence. At the young age of 19 Pabitra Lohar’s dreams for earning for his family have been cut short after a terrible accident at work left him without 1 leg and 1 hand. Pabitra had migrated from his village in Odisha to the neighbouring state...

Illegal detention of Hrudananda Tandi, a dalit

/ December 10, 2014

Imagine being sent to jail because someone wanted a piece of your land; imagine being embroiled in a long legal battle to keep what is yours to begin with. Community Correspondent Abhishek Kumar Dash shares the harrowing story of Hurdanand Tandi from tukula village in nuapada,Odisha. A Dalit, Hrudanand and...

A roof over our heads

/ August 12, 2014

Motiram Majhi is a farmer. He practices agriculture on a small piece of land that belongs to someone else. His house is broken; walls falling apart, part of sky visible through the huge gape in the roof. To support his family of five, he has to work as a daily...

This School-accident could have been avoided

/ August 11, 2014

Struggling with lack of classrooms and teachers, this school in Odisha narrowly escaped an accident that could have gone very wrong. You can help the students at this school get the needed facilities. Call to Action: Please call Mr. Shankar Prashad Majhi, the Block Education Officer, Titlagarh Block on 09437760646....

Article 17: Discriminating among children

/ July 31, 2014

Untouchability has been practiced in India for many centuries.  Even though it is a punishable offense under Article 17 of the Constitution of India it continues. One of the ways, it is practiced is during school meal times, where Dalit (scheduled caste) children are made to sit separate from the...