Tag: Odisha (Indian State)

Right to Education is the Right to Life

 
/ August 20, 2014

Rakesh Lakra is a 3rd standard student at the Bihaband Primary School in Odisha’s Sundergarh District. He worries that if things continue as they are, he will not be able to learn much at school. With only one teacher, there is little discipline or teaching and chaos reigns supreme. A...

This School-accident could have been avoided

 
/ August 11, 2014

Struggling with lack of classrooms and teachers, this school in Odisha narrowly escaped an accident that could have gone very wrong. You can help the students at this school get the needed facilities. Call to Action: Please call Mr. Shankar Prashad Majhi, the Block Education Officer, Titlagarh Block on 09437760646....

Mining Vs. The Hills of Odisha

 
/ August 4, 2014

In the late 1980s the Gandhamardan hills in Odisha’s Bargarh district were home to a powerful people’s movement. Not unlike today’s Niyamgiri movement, that too was a cry of the people of the land to save their forest, their Gandhamardan Hill from Bauxite mining. The movement was successful in bringing...

Help Get 25,000 People a Doctor Today!

 
/ July 16, 2014

Absentee doctor, medical negligence and lack of concern for the health and welfare of residents of Potanai village council.  Let’s turn that around for the better today.   Call to Action:  Pressurise the Chief District Medical Officer to appoint a regular doctor at the Potanai Health Center.    Dr. Bijay...

Dreaming for her Children

 
/ April 16, 2014

Given the mammoth scale at which any government scheme operates in India, the final output really stands on the shoulders of a few people who work on the ground among the potential beneficiaries. These women and men are the ones who sweat it out, work long hours and help people...

Waiting for Infrastructure

 
/ April 1, 2014

Since the launch of our campaign ‘Pass Ya Fail?’ an audit of the Right to Education Act in India, our Community Correspondents have been busy visiting schools in their areas to document the ground level challenges in getting children access to education. This video report comes from Jhagrahi village, Komna...

Rocky Road Blues

 
/ March 18, 2014

Thirty years ago the road connecting Badamal Panchayat to the rest of Sambalpur District in Odisha was built and greeted with a huge sigh of relief. They would now not remain stuck in the little hamlet and others would be able to come visit them. Their hopes and the road...