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Ashish is an engineer turned education sector contributor with over 12 years of experience across IT services, Skill Development and Education with strong desire and commitment to contribute to the tribal/rural education. He has been working in most affected tribal areas in Chhattisgarh since 2012 on improving the academic level in schools and empowering community to contribute in the education space.
Currently he is a Wipro Wat Is Seeding Fellow. Apart from this he is also a 'Teach For India' 2009 Fellow and an Acumen India Fellow 2015. He has been volunteer consultant to small-size non-profit organizations.
As a believer and practitioner of philosophy of ‘giving’ he has been an active volunteer promoting DaanUtsav (formerly known as Joy of Giving Week )
since 2010 which is India’s’ largest festival of giving."
His personal interest lies in involving community to improve academic level in schools, how students can self-design their learning processes through co-creation of content and pedagogy and using technology as a tool for capacity building of teachers instead of students.
With over 8 years of experience prior to Sukma and Dantewada, he has worked with corporate like Infosys and NIIT in software designing, testing and using technology for skill development for over 6 years .He has been associated with the education since last 11 years as part of social initiatives Prarambh, BachpanBanao, Parakh and now Shiksharth. He also co-founded AwakIND which was Indias’ first socio-political technology platform in 2008.