Community Correspondents

Jyoti Malto

Videos from Jyoti

Teachers haven’t attended school in 8 years

/ October 14, 2015

 Jhirikbithapahar, Sahebganj, Jharkhand | Jyoti Malto  In 2007, a school was constructed. 8 years later, this school is yet to function because the appointed teacher never shows up for duty. The children tell that they only come on Independence day and Republic day to hoist the flag. When the community...

Goats come to School, Children stay home

/ May 8, 2015

Dandibedo Pahad Village, Boriyo Block, Jharkhand | Jyoti Malto In this school building the laughter and shouts of children has been replaced by the bleating of goats. Jyoti Malto reports that a school building was constructed but has remained shut for the past 2-3 years. No teacher, no classes, just...

Tribals want access to water

/ May 7, 2015

Pokhariya Pahar Village, Boriyo Block, Jharkhand | Jyoti Malto An entire community’s water related needs have fallen on a solitary well in the middle of forest cover; come summer, it dries up forcing women to travel far to fetch water. The tribal residents of this village have been attempting to...

Resuscitating Health Care in Rural Jharkhand

/ May 7, 2015

May 7th 2015 | Baskhola Village, Mandro Block, Jharkhand | Jyoti Malto Residents of this village travel as far as 20-30 kilometres in order to get basic healthcare. A sub health care centre was built in the village in 2009 but to this date, its doors have never opened to...