Tag: video volunteers

Making the government work in Jharkhand

 
/ August 4, 2015

4th August 2015 | Salaiya village, Madhupur block, Deogarh district, Jharkhand | Mukesh Rajak Birth certificates are necessary for availing the benefits from various government schemes designed for children. Acquiring birth certificates from Jharkhand’s government hospitals can however take years, as this report shows. In this video, a community’s Kafkesque...

Maternal Health at Risk : No Frontline Health Workers or Ambulances

 
/ August 3, 2015

3rd August, 2015 | Hesatu village, Ranchi district, Jharkhand | Nirmala Ekka Pregnant women and children do not receive vaccinations and nutrition on a regular basis due the absence of a designated anganwadi sevika (attendant) for the village. A sevika from the neighbouring village visits Hesatu, however, women say that...

Impact: 132 Students Receive Scholarships

 
/ July 9, 2015

9th July 2015 | Bhatwa, Maharajganj District, Uttar Pradesh | Sanjay Kumar Jaiswal Students at the Bhatwa Primary school were being cheated out of a government scholarship, which despite being paltry, was useful to buy uniforms, books and stationery. Community Correspondent Sanjay Kumar intervened with his camera and ensured that...

Bringing News From Media-Dark Districts of India

 
/ March 8, 2017

Video Volunteers is India’s only reporting network that is focused exclusively on providing broad coverage for the poorest, most media-dark districts in India.

IMPACT: Making Mumbai Sewage Free

 
/ June 10, 2015

Slum: “a squalid and overcrowded urban area inhabited by very poor people.”                                                                            ...

IMPACT | Curbing the man Elephant Conflict

 
/ June 4, 2015

4 June 2015 | Torpa, Jharkhand | Amit Topno  In this interview, Community Correspondent Amit Topno speaks of how his video on rampaging elephants in his village resulted in villagers mobilizing funds to purchase 15 torches that would help them locate and disperse these elephants. His advocacy efforts also led...

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...

Impact: Combatting Corruption

 
/ May 6, 2015

In 2005 the government of India set up ambitious plans to bring electricity to about 1,25,000 villages through the Rajiv Gandhi Rural Electrification Scheme. In the ten years since, the crores of rupees spent to bring basic infrastructure to rural areas has had an impact. However 44.7% rural household in...