Rowdy Road

The main road which connects the Pandeypur area of Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh to rest of the district has been in the worse of shapes for 4 years. This route is used by more than 5000 people twice a day at least. Add to that the buses going in and out of the town everyday which is a fairly high number as well. 'Daily commuters are bound to travel on this road and are developing various health issues. A few have even elected to resign from work rather than taking this road.' says community correspondent Shabnam Begum, one of the many who have to travel on this route. Shabnam, the daily commuters and the resident community in Pandeypur area demand to have a proper road to make theirs and other's who use this road live's easier. You can help by calling the Chief Engineer - +91 8761955084, Public Works Department asking him to look into the matter as soon as possible, before the issue escalate into a hazard zone. 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.

The Student Teacher Ratio and School Area needs improvement

 
/ November 24, 2022

In this video of UPS Manwan Awoora school, Kupwara, Kashmir, the community correspondent Pir Azhar shows us that there are nine classes for 250 students, and due to lack of space, the lower primary classes are held outside in the open. Also the school has only 7 teachers. 

The Sinking Houseboats of Kashmir

 
/ November 23, 2022

Houseboats are a major tourist attraction in Kashmir. History says that this tradition started in the 1800s and since then it has created a unique heritage in the tourism industry.

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