CherYsh brings learning, skills and livelihood opportunities closer to home for rural girl children and women in the villages of Haliyal in North Karnataka.
Work and Achievements
CherYsh is a registered non-profit organization that that strives to enhance learning avenues for girl children, and livelihood opportunities for resource-poor women in rural India.
Vision: To transform the rural girl child’s life from early learning to sustainable livelihood.
Mission: To nurture the holistic development of rural girl children and women into economic self-sufficiency through knowledge, skills, and tools.
Values: Integrity, Empowerment, Transparency, Inclusivity
The CherYsh framework for change relies on systemic interventions to improve the quality of living for girls and women in rural India. The framework captures three dimensions of a girl’s journey from Learning to Livelihood. CherYsh implements programs along these three dimensions - early learning (EDUCATE), skills and vocational training (PREPARE), and livelihoods (SECURE).
In 2015-16 CherYsh began direct implementation of the Shiksha and Community Kitchen projects, and between 2015-2018, CherYsh covered:
- 45 villages, with 31 Shikshas, 51 Learning Facilitators, with enrollments of about 1200 children.
- CherYsh runs 2 Community Kitchens, and established 1 Central Kitchen.
- 10 Nursing Scholars were supported.
- Over 50 women earned skills for livelihoods, and 47 earned a livelihood.
CherYsh programs include the following:
CHERYSH SHIKSHA PROGRAM: Early learning support in village neighborhoods through CherYsh Shikshas (After-School Learning Centers).
CHERYSH VAST (Vocational Asset Skill Training) PROGRAM: Preparing young rural women for jobs in the local region. Equipping women through internships, training, and certification courses.
CHERYSH COMMUNITY KITCHENS PROGRAM: Livelihoods from local enterprise, and production of traditional food products sold in local markets.
Fund Utilisation Statement
Funds will be used for development of After-school learning centers; Capacity building for trainers; Providing vocational skills to young women; Promoting entrepreneurship among rural women, Creating micro livelihoods in villages.