Community Correspondents

Bhan Sahu

Bhan Sahu

Bhan Sahu thought being poor meant walking a kilometer to school and then having to drop out when she was eight years old, until she started working at an NGO and realized there were others even less fortunate than herself. Her interest in education didn’t wane, however. Using video as a tool to bring people together, her Community Correspondent reports for IndiaUnheard focuses on education and the rights of tribal people.

Videos from Bhan

MNREGA Scheme Still Ineffective

 
/ March 3, 2011

Beneficiaries of the MNREGA scheme in Atara, Chhattisgarh are being paid erratically and irregularly.

Medieval Standards for Tribal Boarding School

 
/ February 18, 2011

Students in a tribal hostel in Chhattisgarh are living in terrible conditions.

Gond Tribals Defend Their Land Rights

 
/ February 11, 2011

An energy company is trying to buy villagers’ land to build a massive solar plant in Chhattisgarh.

Frustrated Assistant Teachers Paid Late

 
/ January 24, 2011

Assistant teachers in Chhattisgarh lose motivation due to untimely payment.

Sickle Cell Anaemia Victims Cry For Help

 
/ January 11, 2011

Tribal people in India’s Chhattisgarh state are the worst sufferers of  Sickle Cell Anaemia.

Women Stop Liquor Menace

 
/ December 30, 2010

Women in Chhattisgarh, India successfully get the local liquor brewery shut down after a four day protest.

Businesswomen Stop Rural Migration

 
/ December 22, 2010

A women’s self-help group in India’s Chhattisgarh stop migration by making ready-to-eat meal powder.

Forest Act Does Little For Tribals

 
/ November 30, 2010

Forest tribes of Chhattisgarh wait endlessly for the government to return their land that was once forcibly taken away.