The Hostel from Hell

Welcome to the Tribal Welfare Boys Hostel, Khunti district. A derelict old building with more moss on the walls than cement has been serving as a residence for 60 tribal boys from neighbouring area of Sudur who have come here to study. There are absolutely no facilities available at the hostel. Students bring their own rations from their homes and organise their own lamps to study after dark. When the monsoons come they will be in for more trouble. Community Correspondent Amita Tuti has been a powerful voice in her community demanding education for children from tribal communities. She has made many other videos on the failing education infrastructure in Jharkhand. http://indiaunheard.videovolunteers.org/jharkhand-school-fails-to-meet-standards/ http://indiaunheard.videovolunteers.org/strike-three-jharkhands-ailing-education-system/ Despite the crumbling building they live in, the students' spirit is far from crushed. Bhupendra, one of the residents who will be giving his 12th grade exam this year is hopeful that if the infrastructure will get sorted, they will be able to achieve their goals of completing their education and getting good jobs. Please help them realise this dream. Call to Action: Please call Lalita Menj, the District Welfare Officer, Khunti on 9431905568 and pressurise her to provide proper infrastructure in the hostels and finish the the second building soon.

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