Tag: Uttar Pradesh (Indian State)

The Hard Fight for Building Schools in India

 
/ May 12, 2015

95% of India’s schools fail to meet the standard of infrastructure set by the Right to Education Act. This is the story of two community correspondents attempting to fix the system. In 2010 a boat carrying seventeen children capsized, resulting in the death of two girls. For those children, the...

One Billion Rising: Rehabilitation of young girls in Uttar Pradesh | IMPACT

 
/ February 16, 2015

February 16; Khushinagar, UP Suman, along with her three sisters, had to leave her house following the financial constraints after her mother’s demise. “I collected the body and cremated her,” Suman, who is in her teens, told Community Correspondent Madhuri Chauhan. Since their father had already passed away, the four...

SUCCESS: Clearing clogged drains, overcoming casteism

 
/ November 19, 2014

A survey conducted in India indicates that over 200,000 people died of malaria in 2012. In this interview VV-PACS Community Correspondent Satyendra speaks from Mau, Uttar Pradesh, describing how clogged drains were causing sickness and ill health in his village. With this video, Satyendra & his community successfully challenged caste...

Impact: The Road to Rural Development

 
/ May 20, 2014

In 2013 Ambai Bujurga, Kara Block, was selected to be one of 2100 villages which were to benefit from the Ram Manohar Lohia Samagra Gram Vikas Yojana in Uttar Pradesh. In this interview VV-PACS Community Correspondent Mahesh Kumar speaks of how he highlighted a community’s demand for the implementation of...

No school for these children

 
/ August 25, 2015

Sundari, Block Bhabani, Sonbhadra district, Uttar Pradesh | Javed Ansari   In 2010 and 63 years after independence, India became one of 135 countries to make education the fundamental right of every child by passing the Right to Education Act. Better late than never? Not in small villages like Sundari,...

Is this road or a drain? We’re all a bit confused….

 
/ March 31, 2015

31st March 2015 | Khullashpur village, Ambedkar Nagar District, Uttar Pradesh | Gayatri Residents of this village wade through slush and sewage to travel anywhere. There are no provisions for a drainage system here which means all the dirty water from various pipelines converges on the main road. Upon talking...

Uprooting a slum for corporate convenience

 
/ January 16, 2015

January 16; Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh A slum near Minto Park in Allahabad is being uprooted and its residents disposed, Community Correspondent Ajeet Bahadur reports on the political and corporate motivations driving this move.

IU Impact: Clogged Drains, Caste Discrimination – dismissed by Camera & Community.

 
/ December 18, 2014

A survey conducted in India indicates that over 200,000 people died of malaria in 2012. In this interview VV-PACS Community Correspondent Satyendra speaks from Mau, Uttar Pradesh, describing how clogged drains were causing sickness & ill health in his village. With this video, Satyendra & his community successfully challenged caste constraints...