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I think ASER helped me understand that what I went through as a child was a deterrent and that now, I was in a position to create some amount of change. It was something that helped me assess and understand my situation better and also work for making the scenario better as a whole for so many kids. I feel satisfied to be a part of this journey of change.
As I write this piece, I’m heading home for a short visit. And as I bask in Barbados’ world-renowned sun, sea and sand, I’ll ruminate on the logistics of a Caribbean ASER in the not-too-distant future. Meanwhile, Wilima, Rukmini, Ranajit and the team are tirelessly preparing this year’s ASER report in time for the January 18th deadline.
Not only did I want to observe ASER’s methodology first-hand, but I also wanted to determine whether and to what extent it may be applied in the Caribbean.
That an effort led by a handful of individuals can change the education landscape of the second most populous country and, arguably, the most diverse country in the world has helped me expand my horizons of what an individual, or specifically, a small team of individuals, is capable of achieving. I am sure every single person who has ever been part of the ASER experience will subscribe to this Asar (impact) of ASER.
Then, like now, once September starts there is no one left in the office in Delhi. Little dots on a giant map, we get scattered all over the country. All hands are needed. Needed for all kinds of tasks.
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.