Education - Real lives


15 May 2007 – Village Manora, Block Punpun, District Patna

  • Arrived around 10 a.m. Met with Ward member and Anganwadi worker.
  • Set up and made announcements
  • Approximately 150 people gathered.

  • Comments on videos:

    Sudha, Class XII student: “When parents are not educated, how can their children be educated.”

    Sonam, 17 year old girl: “There is no school in our village and it is not safe to go far away.”

    Renu Devi, village woman: “Government should first pay attention to poor children’s education.”


    Village Inari, Block Punpun, District Patna

  • Arrived around 4:30 p.m.. and met with Damodar Thakur, Mukhiya. Also met with the two school teachers and the prominent villagers.

  • Truck set up and announcements made.

  • Audience numbered approx 250.

  • Video screened and general discussion ensued.

  • Comments:

    Annu, Class II student: “Poor children are asked to wash the lunch boxes.”

    Chandan Kumar, 20 year old youth: “Government should make arrangements for food for the poor children. This will made the parents send their daughters to school.”

    Sudha Kumari, graduate: “Why don’t teachers behave properly?”



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