Community Correspondents

Satyendra

Satyendra

Satyendra Kumar primarily reports on issues related to caste Satyendra Kumar’s commitment to end caste discrimination began when he witnessed upper caste members destroy a statue of Dr. Ambedkar. Dr. Ambedkar worked in the early to mid-twentieth century to end the caste system’s social discrimination. When Satyendra saw the police detaining and torturing Dalits who protested the statue’s destruction, he decided to take action to continue Dr. Ambedkar’s work. As a member of a lower caste, Satyendra highlights Dalit and adivasi issues in his reporting. In his first months of working for Video Volunteers, he has reported on the denial of pension for a disabled laborer and the negative environmental effects of garbage dumping in the village swamp. Upper caste members beat him because of his expository journalism. He has persevered to create more videos that will contribute to social, political, environmental, and economic 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.

Videos from Satyendra

SUCCESS: Clearing clogged drains, overcoming casteism

 
/ November 19, 2014

A survey conducted in India indicates that over 200,000 people died of malaria in 2012. In this interview VV-PACS Community Correspondent Satyendra speaks from Mau, Uttar Pradesh, describing how clogged drains were causing sickness and ill health in his village. With this video, Satyendra & his community successfully challenged caste...

Children wait for clean water to drink

 
/ September 7, 2016

The children of a hamlet in Uttar Pradesh push each other so that they can bathe. The source of their bath is a little trickle from the only handpump in Tilakdih Thakur village. For the 50 residents of this hamlet, access to water is a hard and often failed task since two...

IU Impact: Clogged Drains, Caste Discrimination – dismissed by Camera & Community.

 
/ December 18, 2014

A survey conducted in India indicates that over 200,000 people died of malaria in 2012. In this interview VV-PACS Community Correspondent Satyendra speaks from Mau, Uttar Pradesh, describing how clogged drains were causing sickness & ill health in his village. With this video, Satyendra & his community successfully challenged caste constraints...

Blocked drains = Airborne Diseases

 
/ May 21, 2014

How would you feel if you had to drain out buckets full of dirty drain water from your courtyard everyday? It sounds disgusting right? VV-PACS Correspondent Satyendra Kumar investigates how the blocked drainage system in Badagaon village, Mau district, Ratanpura block, Uttar Pradesh is making life difficult for it 150...