Community Correspondents

Zulekha

Zuleikha joined VV as a part of the Hamari Awaz (Our Voice) Community Video Unit in 2006 and has been a video producer ever since. She is training now with VV to be a trainer and mentor of new CC’s, and is also pursuing her studies in journalism. As part of the CVU, her impacts included helping to stop the privatization of water in Mumbai slums, ensuring garbage collection happened on time, and raising awareness of the Right to information act, among others. She’s deeply engaged in one of the key issues of Mumbai, the controversial plans to demolish slums and build both high income and low-income high rises, called the Slum Redevelopment Program.

Videos from Zulekha

Dharavi Art Room provides a Safe Haven for Children in Asia’s...

 
/ April 10, 2017

Living in one of the most densely populated spaces on earth takes its toll on children. Dharavi Art Room is a sanctuary where children paint,...

900 families Homeless After Mumbai Demolition Drive

 
/ September 27, 2016

” I have been sleeping on this,” Radhika Gupta tells the camera, pointing at the debris of her house in Nala Sopara, Mumbai. At 65, she, along...

Good Samartians collect 1500 million litres of Water for Drought-stricken District

 
/ September 9, 2016

This summer, water woes of a far-flung rural district in the Indian state of Maharashtra found an unlikely supporter in the megacity Mumbai. A group...

Good Samartians collect 1500 million litres of Water for Drought-stricken District

 
/ September 9, 2016

This summer, water woes of a far-flung rural district in the Indian state of Maharashtra found an unlikely supporter in the megacity Mumbai. A group...

Open Sewers of Ghatkopar

 
/ February 18, 2016

People keep falling in the open sewers and end up getting wounded at Nalanda Nagar, Ghatkopar. The residing community is afraid for their children who...

SUCCESS: Clean water supply made possible in a Mumbai slum

 
/ September 10, 2014

Access to safe water is a daily challenge for a majority of Indians. The worst affected communities are often those from lower socio-economic strata. For...

Slum demolitions in Mulund cause uproar

 
/ July 22, 2014

The morning of 20th May 2014 came as a blow to the 600 residents of Dr.Babasaheb Ambedkar Nagar slums.  As the rest Mumbai came to...