This school is the only government primary and high school for that area, and children from around 5000 families across seven to eight villages, depends on this singal school. The strength of the school is around 120, but the bad part was they did not have even a singal teacher to teach them. Every student was studying by their own till 2012. The headmaster managed to depute two teachers for two days of the week and those teachers used to complete the whole months curriculum in few hours. The quality of education was bad, and only thirteen students from the school have managed to pass the metric.
"The students over there, specially the high school students were very much concerned about their future, they were eager to achieve something big in their life, but were very nervous about their upcoming board exams. They all were waiting for someone who will teach them, guide them and lead them towards a brighter future. And finally they could achieve it", says an excited Mamta Patra over the phone.
In 2012, when Mamta Patra, came to know about the situation in the school, she made a video coverage, about the lack of teachers in the school with the complete support of the students and head master of that school in November 2012. she talked to many officials, who could handle the matter. Finally in late January, she was actually succeed in her mission, as four new teachers were appointed in that school.
So how does she feel at the success? “Appointment of four teachers in the Satsama High School because of a video I made gives me immense confidence to carry on my work as a Community Correspondent. Watch out I’ll be making many more impact videos”, says a exuberant Mamta.