Community Correspondents

Khirendra Yadav

Khirendra Yadav

Khirendra who hails from the strife-ridden ‘red corridor’ region of Bastar is an eccentric renaissance man. He is sculptor, a painter, a street theater artiste and an ex- football player for his district. He is a long distance runner by passion and claims impressive distances and impressive speeds. He is a dalit. The oppression that he experienced and witnessed while growing up now inspires him to help his community fight for their rights. As a theater artiste he works best with awareness programs. His focus is on child rights, women’s right and HIV. His videos, he says, will be an extension of passion for art and activism.

Videos from Khirendra

Under the Shade of Imlee Mahua: Students Embrace Alternate Education Model...

 
/ April 28, 2017

In a remote corner of Bastar, Chhattisgarh, the Imlee Mahua School is bringing alternative education to those who need the most.

Tribals refused land documents for 28 years despite Forest Rights Act

 
/ February 28, 2017

“They keep saying we will get it today or tomorrow. But we never do.” Despair is written all over Santuram’s face, as he shares his...

Three years later, Children get a New School in Chhattisgarh

 
/ January 9, 2017

Shankar Pradhan, 12, attended classes under a thatched roof, in the sweltering heat and rains of Chhattisgarh. Just like 100 other children, he was a...

International Literacy Day : Children study in a crumbling school

 
/ September 8, 2016

Dedicated to getting education for better lives, children and teachers of the government primary school in Chhattisgarh take classes in the crumbling school building. The...

Video Volunteers’ Impact: Community gets together for clean water

 
/ July 15, 2016

The residents of Chingnar village in Chhattisgarh were filled with angst because of the lack of clean, hygienic water. Their children fell sick by drinking...

The Ramshackle School

 
/ March 5, 2014

The primary school in Khutdobara village of Kondagaon district in Chattisgarh is one of the many examples of poor implementation of the Right to Education...