VV-PACS Community Correspondent, Sanjay, from Maharajganj district, Uttar Pradesh reports on the education of 2 girls from a disadvantaged group in Laxmipur block.
Saroj & Manorama's mother passed away when they both were very young. Their father immediately married a second time. While they had not overcome the grief of losing their biological mother, the girls were also abandoned by their father.
"I want to study again. My uncle was looking after us, he had enrolled me in Kasturba Gandhi school. I want to study there again. I don't want to be a burden to my family members. I want to study and excel in life so that I can help my uncle and aunt", says young Saroj.
To help girls like Saroj and Manorama, the government has introduced Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya which is up to 8th grade. But even after passing 8th standard that too with good grades, there is no other residential facility or school at the district level.
After making this video Sanjay, along with the community was able to bring about a change. Our Correspondent met the District Magistrate & District School Inspector and was able to get the girls enrolled in Sardar Patel Inter College in September, 2013.
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 organisations.
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