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Renchano Humtsoe

I am a Lotha Naga tribal, living in a small town called Wokha in North East part of India. I had to travel to Shillong to study my BA as n my town there are not enough educational opportunities. Shillong is a small, but modern town and when I was there, I realized that in Wokha people were missing out a lot of things, including the basic facilities like power, water etc. At that time I decided to become a social worker and journalist. But again, the opportunities of joining an organisation in Wokha are very limited because all the good ones are in big cities. But through my work with IndiaUnheard I feel like I am doing something towards my goal, and I can do it while living here. We are seven siblings in my family and I am the only girl left at home, since my mother passed away two years ago. So it’s not easy for me to leave just like that. My family is happy with the work that I do with making videos. So far I haven’t had trouble getting people to talk to me and give me interviews, which makes me more sure that I want to continue with journalism.

Videos from Renchano

No School For Special Children

 
/ April 2, 2011

Today is World Autism Awareness Day; the occasion to pay closer attention to the poor situation of disabled children in India.

Wokha’s Vanishing Mountain

 
/ November 25, 2010

Nagaland’s Mount Tiyi is a key environmental and cultural feature for the local Lotha people.

Wave of Korean Culture Hits Nagaland

 
/ October 26, 2010

Korean culture is flooding into India’s Nagaland.

Weavers Need A Helping Hand

 
/ September 8, 2010

The weaving tradition of Lotha Naga tribals is becoming rare as young generation stays away from it.

No School ForSpecial Children

 
/ August 10, 2010

There are 112 primary schools, 34 middle schools and 23 high schools in Nagaland’s Wokha, but none for children with special needs.

Power Cuts Short-Circuit Growth

 
/ July 22, 2010

Recently Nagaland government has shown much seriousness in achieving higher industrial growth.

Wokha’s Vanishing Mountain

 
/ July 2, 2010

Nagaland’s Mount Tiyi is a key environmental and cultural feature for the local Lotha people.

Wave of Korean Culture Hits Nagaland

 
/ June 3, 2010

Korean culture is flooding into Nagaland.