Impact

Impact

Impact videos are inspirational stories of bottom-up change that document how community media has led to concrete change. VV teaches Correspondents not just to report, but also to initiate local campaigns, and approximately 1 in 5 videos manages to solve the underlying issue. How? By providing information, rallying people to believe collective action works, networking with other activists, fostering community-level discussion through screenings and discussion clubs, and acting as a bridge to the local administration, which is often unaware of people’s problems. When necessary, Video Volunteers will start petitions, lobby the state or national administration, or engage the media in order to bring about the change.

Impact Story

Solving Land Rights Issues

 
/ December 29, 2022

16 families from Odisha's Sundergarh district were paying taxes for a piece of land allotted to them 22 years ago through government schemes. But in reality the land was allotted only on paper. They did not even know the location of the land for which they had been paying taxes...

Impact Story

The happiness that comes with an yearly bonus

 
/ December 23, 2022

This video is a story of success, a story of a small win against a giant corporation. A story of persistence and a never-say-die attitude. This year, the workers of 3 gardens in the Alipurduar area of Kumargram Block, received a slightly increased yearly bonus, an increase of 3%, from...

Highlights from the Video Volunteers Annual Report 2021-2022

 
/ October 28, 2022

In the year 2021-2022, Video Volunteers reached a huge number of people. Each video, on average, documented a problem, a ground reality that affected nearly 35,000 people. And we reported more than 1500 stories last year. Impacts achieved by our community correspondent have benefited 3.2 million people, in total. 

 Video Volunteers Fixing the Gap between Community and Government

 
/ October 20, 2022

Our community correspondents operate as citizen journalists in their own community and bring the issues to the larger world through video reports. As a part of this process of transformation, we include government officials to play an important part.

IMPACT | A Three Year Long Wait For Electricity to Irrigate Fields

 
/ March 26, 2021

How would farmers grow crops if there is no electricity for irrigation?

Chhattisgarh: This Farmer Profits Less Than $200 After Six Months Of Farming

 
/ December 8, 2020

This story offers a small window into the whys of the ongoing farmers protests in India.

Impact Story

VV Correspondent Intervenes To Get Water Storage For Rajasthan Community

 
/ December 4, 2020

What use is a water connection if you can't store the water and make it available for later use?

Fixing India | How Do Community Media Change Agents Work? | Video Volunteers

 
/ December 2, 2020

Video Volunteers has been working for more than a decade towards giving the disadvantaged a voice. What are the processes we follow to create change?