Heaven on Earth

Text and photos by ASER team in Jammu & Kashmir

A few days ago our ASER colleagues from Kashmir associates travelled to Ladakh to conduct and monitor the ASER survey. It was a challenging task as they drove through the world’s highest motorable pass – Khardung La. The road unfolded like a dangerous serpent with harsh winds blowing across. The high altitude led to severe breathing discomfort. As they persevered and finally reached the highest point, 18380 ft. above sea level, they raised the ASER flag. Within minutes they were back at work, completing their monitoring and rechecking task in adjoining villages.

Yet another milestone was achieved by ASER as we reached new heights.

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Riding through treacherous roads to conduct the ASER 2016 Survey

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ASER Associates reach the world’s highest motorable pass, Khardung La (18380 ft. above sea level) on their way to complete ASER survey monitoring in the adjoining villages

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Exploring the village for map making

 

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Villagers look on as the survey progresses

 

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Testing children in the village

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