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Field Stories: ASER 2023 Beyond Basics

Tales from Pratham Skilling employees who participated in ASER  2023's data collection phase

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Gariyaband, Chhattisgarh

Komal shares their enthusiastic experience conducting the ASER survey in Chhattisgarh. She highlights the value of the training, the warmth of the villagers, and the memorable moments encountered during the survey.


Nanded, Maharashtra

Praful Shinde, with his eloquent words in Marathi, explores the profound impact of education in rural India, shedding light on its transformative power.

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Nanded, Maharashtra

Venturing out from city life to the ASER Beyond Basic survey in Nanded village, Pradnya experiences rural charm, community bonds, and communication aided by a local volunteer. 

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Nanded, Maharashtra

Pranita Katkar expertly narrates her ASER 2023 Survey journey in Nanded, Maharashtra, with the rich essence of Marathi.

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Srikakulam, Andhra Pradesh

In scorching Srikakulam, Dhanashree experienced ASER '23 fieldwork with enthusiastic volunteers from a women's college. This experience fueled her motivation to do more.

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Varanasi, Uttar Pardesh

Rahul's poignant poem reflects on his transformative experience with the ASER 2023 survey. The verses carry a message of hope and a call to action, echoing the essence of ASER's mission in the realm of education.

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Muzzafarpur, Bihar

Tushar shares insights from the ASER survey in Muzaffarpur, Bihar, highlighting the aspirations and challenges of young women in the region. Social and educational disparities are highlighted, shedding light on the complex rural landscape.


Ernakulam, Kerala

Annette's journey to Kerala for the Survey unfolds in vivid images, capturing the essence of her experience in God's Own Country. Through her pictorial tales, she weaves a mesmerizing tapestry of the survey's impact on  communities.

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Perambalur, Tamil Nadu

Raksha shares her experience as she embarks on a journey to an unfamiliar village, asking for directions with "Akka, ooruku epidi poradu?" (Akka, how do we go to this village?).

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Jamshedpur, Jharkhand

Embark on Utsa's ASER survey journey, from volunteer training to the vibrant heart of rural India. Meet resilient communities, celebrate traditions, and discover the untold stories behind colorful doors.

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Gariyaband, Chhattisgarh

Embarking on her first ASER Survey, beautifully shares Amruta experience from the field. Amruta encountered contrasting customs: one reflecting dominance and another a family's support for their daughter's education.  


Gariyaband, Chhattisgarh

Rani Sharma shares her ASER experience, uncovering educational challenges, navigating unexpected obstacles, & emphasizing the importance of holistic development. 

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Kangra, Himachal Pradesh

Shivaji Kadam shares insights about the ASER survey in Kangra conducted in collaboration with a DIET organization, involved dedicated volunteers and a meticulous training process. It uncovers the region's challenges and his personal experineces.


Kangra, Himachal Pradesh

Participating in the ASER survey was a cherishing experience filled with inspiring moments for Diksha. She highlights that interactions with young minds illuminated the importance of education and community bonds.


Jaipur, Rajasthan

In the voices of Annette Francis, Angel Mohan, & Dhanashree Gurudu, we uncover stories that stir our hearts, igniting our anticipation for ASER 2023.

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Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh

Oshin writes about her experience at the ASER' 23 training at Kashi Vidyapith University. She highlights that the survey brought together diverse Pratham teams. Guided by Sunil Ji, it featured interactive sessions, role plays, and dance breaks. 

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Khammam, Telangana

Suhas unveils his 'Kuch pal ASER ke saath' through a captivating reel showcasing his survey experience in Telangana. Capturing moments of volunteers  & glimpses from the rural landscapes, he brings the essence of the ASER initiative to life.

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