No water! No toilets! No lunch! No Electricity!

268 children have had no access to clean drinking water, clean toilets, hygienic food or electricity for the last four years!  This has adversely affected their education and general health.  Imagine going to a school where you don’t get water to drink, electricity to see, toilets to relieve yourself and good food to eat.  You can help improve this situation for these children.We need you to put pressure on the Basic Education Officer to rectify these grievances NOW.  Please call:    Call to Action:  The Basic education Officer SadaadatGanj Area Lucknow District Uttar Pradesh Tel: 09453004167   The Right to Education Act was passed in 2010 which states that all schools must ensure access to clean drinking water and toilets as it is an essential part of a student's right to education. VV-PACS Community Correspondent Mohammed Waseem interviews students and teachers at thePrimary School, in SadaadatGanj, Lucknow District, Uttar Pradesh where he discovered that the water hand pump has been broken for many years resulting in students having to travel 1km whenever they want drinking water.   “We face a lot of problems in the school. The school lacks basic facilities. There are no proper toilets. They are very dirty as no one cleans them.  There is no water or electricity.  We haven’t had electricity for 4 years.  The food we get is also not good.  We find insects in it sometimes,” Afasana a student at the school told us.   In a previous video Community Correspondent Vrinda Azad has demonstrated how your call for action helped to bring Jairamnagar Primary School in Bilaspur District, Chhattisgarh a hand pump.  Thus your contribution does make a difference. You can make a change.   Help the children from Primary School, SadaadatGanj Area, Lukhnow District, Uttar Pradesh receive their hand pump and electricity NOW!  Call to action!   Watch more videos like this by clicking on this link. More information on the status of Lucknow’s school facilities can be found in this article. About the Partnership: The Poorest Areas Civil Society (PACS) Programme and Video Volunteers have come together to create the Community Correspondents Network. The videos generated by the network will be able to highlight voices from the margins, providing skills to social communicators to provide advocacy tools to community based organisations.   Written by Manjinder Singh Sidhu        

The Student Teacher Ratio and School Area needs improvement

/ November 24, 2022

In this video of UPS Manwan Awoora school, Kupwara, Kashmir, the community correspondent Pir Azhar shows us that there are nine classes for 250 students, and due to lack of space, the lower primary classes are held outside in the open. Also the school has only 7 teachers. 

The Sinking Houseboats of Kashmir

/ November 23, 2022

Houseboats are a major tourist attraction in Kashmir. History says that this tradition started in the 1800s and since then it has created a unique heritage in the tourism industry.

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