Sweating it Out Without Electricity

Summers in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh are unbearably hot. The residents of Jagdishpur have been braving the heat waves and sun strokes without even a fan.

The situation has been the same for 50 years, reports Community Correspondent Shabnam. After making the video, she has worked tirelessly to bring these residents some respite.

“We held a community screening in October 2013. The residents of the village were hopeful that the situation would soon change. They were really happy that someone had come and listened to them and held their elected Village Head responsible. I am now working with Shabnam to document the change she brought with this video,” says Video Volunteers Programme co-ordinator and mentor Richa.

Stay tuned folks, there’s a change a-coming.

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.

Impact

Drainage System Constructed in Bihar’s Village After the Community’s Appeal by Video

 
/ August 13, 2019

Community Correspondent's video helped in building a drainage system in Bihar’s Nibi village which had stagnant water blocking the roads.

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Muheem, Empowering Women by Educating Them About Menstruation

 
/ August 9, 2019

Menstruation is still a taboo in India, while Muheem, in Varanasi, wants to initiate and normalize the conversation around menstruation.

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