Community Correspondents

Mangnu Ram

Mangnu Ram is a VV-PACS Correspondent from Bahadurpur village, Bihar. He belongs to one of the most marginalized communities in India, the Musahar community. This is one of the least documented and talked about communities of India. Having faced the heat of discrimination all his life Mangnu now wants to use his camera to tell stories of his people from their own perspectives.

Videos from Mangnu

Impact – Drainage System Implementd In Gangnapatti Village, Darbhanga, Bihar

/ January 16, 2015

This video was made by a Video Volunteers Community Correspondent Mangnuram. To read more about this story – click here. Community Correspondents come from marginalised communities in India and produce videos on unreported stories. These stories are ’news by those who live it.’ They give the hyperlocal context to global...

What does it take to make the government work?

/ January 16, 2015

January 16; Darbhanga, Bihar Most often, to get the government machinery working, all that is required is a nudge in right direction. For many in India’s poorest communities factors like caste and class stand in the way of approaching officials and getting things done. It was therefore that nobody in...

Child-care centre functions under a thatched roof hut in Bihar

/ October 3, 2016

In Bihar’s Darbhanga district, over 20 children are trying hard to learn the basic numerics in a dilapidated hut. But it is proving difficult for these 6-year-olds as the heat intensifies on the thatching of the dilapidated hut. It comes as a shock that this dilapidated hut of Dhanalia village...

Impact | Teachers Appointed in Bihar School after Seven Years

/ September 23, 2016

Three years ago, Md Shehnavaz, a 12-year-old student of Dhanaila Primary School had never seen only two teachers. His classes would happen once in a few days, but it was a new problem. The school was completed in 2007 and catered to over 350 students, mostly from Maha Dalit community,...