Community Correspondents

Manju Kisku

Manju Kisku is an India Unheard Community Correspondent from Hazaribag district, Jharkhand. As a young girl, she was unable to complete her education as her family faced dire economic circumstances. She has spent the last seven years working for the Chotanagpur Adivasi Samiti as an activist. Manju makes videos on issues that are close to her heart such as lack of maternal health and infrastructure facilities in her area. She hopes that by capturing the problems of her community on camera she can bring the plight of her people to the public eye and find solutions to these problems.

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Pension Schemes Fail Village Elderly

/ January 12, 2018

An elderly woman in Jharkhand is forced to pick leaves and weave baskets for a measly income, despite being entitled to a monthly payment under the Indira Gandhi Old Age Pension Scheme.

Swacch Bharat Abhiyaan fails physically-challenged persons

/ September 21, 2016

In an unfortunate accident two years ago left Dinesh Bhuiyan of Jharkhand with one amputated leg and a paralysed hand. “While one leg was amputated, the other leg has limited movement. Since then, I have been unable to earn for my family,” tells Dinesh to Manju Kisku, our Correspondent in...

61 families suffer due to lack of Anganwadi facilities

/ August 2, 2016

An Anganwadi centre in a village is an essential institution in a rural setting to ensure a healthy, educated and aware child and mother. However, this village in Bisungarh district of Jharkhand, home to over at least 61 mothers worry that their children are denied the benefits of anganwadi such as...

SUCCESS: Students get their due scholarships

/ February 22, 2016

Within a month of making a video on problems faced by children who hadn’t received their scholarship in two years, the money was received and distributed to the students at Rajkiya Ucch Vidyalay in Dumbar village, Churchu block. Ekta Marandi, one of the students at the school had not received...

How Corruption, Negligence Lead to Infant Mortality

/ July 16, 2012

Malpractices plagues Anganwadis in Ramgarh, District, Jharkhand 

Corruption Steals Homes, Victim Fights Back

/ May 14, 2012

22 families left homeless by corruption in Ramgarh, Jharkhand