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Review for Video Volunteers, Goa, , India

Rating: 5 stars  

I interned with this organization in 2009 and had the most amazing experience. It is a small, vibrant, creative organization working tirelessly to empower marginalized communities in the global south - predominantly India - using community media to amplify voices. I had such a great time and was so committed to the work this organization is doing that I am now back working with them full-time.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

a small village in South India where a group of tribals have been trained by Video Volunteers and are now proficient film producers. These men and women come from one of the most marginalised communities in India and have little education; the odds are stacked heavily against them. And yet, in a community centre hours and hours from the nearest urban centre, they are working determinedly to report on local issues, combat corruption and effect social change - the impact is huge.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

increase our funds so that we can work with even more people and take our models to new countries!

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

Role:  Volunteer & I was doing research for my undergraduate dissertation at Cambridge University into community video, activism and voice in tribal India. Whilst at the organization I also helped to organize the first Community Video Training Camp - an event that brought .