Rajkumar

Rajkumar

Rajkumar- Village Chanda Baanhipur, Post Chhatoh, Block Salon, District Rambareli, UP. Rajkumar primarily reports on issues related to women, education, and government programs Rajkumar grew up in poverty. His family was landless and work was scarce. His experiences instilled in him a desire to help others who were also struggling. Soon he was a registered social worker. When the 2005 Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act was implemented, Rajkumar participated in efforts to include women in its benefits and protections. His involvement with the campaign for female inclusion spurred his commitment to respond to social and political issues. He began reporting for India Unheard to integrate journalism and with social change. His first story for VV focused on the need for improved educational facilities and higher quality education at a low cost. He has also reported on the denial of pensions and the need for state-run financial safety nets. Rajkumar’s strong sense of empathy drives his activism and his reporting for social change. About the Partnership: The Poorest Areas Civil Society (PACS) Programme and Video Volunteers have come together to create the Community Correspondents Network. The videos generated by the network will be able to highlight voices from the margins, providing skills to social communicators to provide advocacy tools to community based organizations.