Community Correspondents

Rafiqa Bano

Rafiqa Bano

An artisan by profession, Rafiqa Bano aspires to expand her skill of Sozni, by imparting the training to other needy women so as to make them financially independent. Sozni is a prized world famous craft of needle embroided shawls of Kashmir. A desire to be an independent entrepreneur and to improve the living conditions of her society brought her to an NGO, National Yuva Kendra. Rafiqa for quite some time remained associated with this organization and worked for the welfare of her society and took part in several plantation drives and also got local issues addressed. A post graduate pass out with Masters in Urdu, Rafiqa didn’t go after the coveted government jobs instead taking her resolve of helping her community further joined Video Volunteers. Apart from working as a skilled craftswoman, Rafiqa takes out time for making videos for VV as one of its community correspondents from Central Kashmir’s Budgam district.

Videos from Rafiqa

Tied to an Army Jeep: A Kashmiri Voter’s Tryst with Democracy

 
/ April 25, 2017

While solidarity pours in for the Army, how is Farooq Ahmad Dar coping with the trauma of being used as a human shield?

Kangri: The Craft that warms Kashmir Winters

 
/ February 20, 2017

Kangri is a handmade, wicker fire pot that keeps people warm during the severe Kashmir winters. It works as a mobile heater during the season...

A Visit inside Kashmir’s First Cashless Village

 
/ February 16, 2017

  Lanura Budgam village is located at a distance of 24 Kms from Srinagar city. The village was declared to be the first ‘cashless’ village...

A Visit inside Kashmir’s First Cashless Village

 
/ February 16, 2017

  Lanura Budgam village is located at a distance of 24 Kms from Srinagar city. The village was declared to be the first ‘cashless’ village...

Poverty Compels three sisters to abandon their Studies

 
/ January 20, 2016

At a time when the Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution department in Kashmir is being accused of issuing ration cards to non-state subjects, many households...