Video Volunteers website and YouTube channel IndiaUnheard have reached many unique stories from rural and urban pockets of India, urging many to join hands with our communities causes. Our viewers' support has to date ensured victories on many fronts.
The latest came as a good Samaritan Nikhil Kashyap, a professional from Mumbai who gifted his old car to a 19-year-old boy Prem Thakur after watching one of our videos. On October 17th we featured a video made by our community correspondent Amol Lalzare, featuring Prem, a commerce student who had made a buggy car by self-learning from YouTube videos. The boy's passion for building machines from scratch became a viral sensation overnight garnering 60,000 views in the first two days alone!
Nikhil, an avid lover of machines himself saw the video and on the very next day, 18th October chose to gift Prem the Buggy. This has been one of our fastest impacts ever. Team VV congratulates
Team VV thanks Nikhil for his quick generosity and congratulates Prem for the car. "I will make something interesting with this car," Prem says.
Amol has also made a video on the need for a community playground for children of suburban Mumbai. Your quick watch and action on the video will help children lead a playful, healthy life.
COMMUNITY CORRESPONDENT AMOL LALZARE REPORTS FROM MAHARASHTRA FOR VIDEO VOLUNTEERS.
This video was made by a Video Volunteers Community Correspondent. Community Correspondents come from marginalised communities in India and produce videos on unreported stories. These stories are ’news by those who live it.’ they give the hyperlocal context to global human rights and development challenges. See more such videos at www.videovolunteers.org. Take action for a more just global media by sharing their videos and joining in their call for change. we could hyperlink to some VV pages, like our take action page.
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