The CherYsh Shikshas incorporate an Active Rural Curriculum – ARC, which brings activity-rich methodologies such as music, art, puppetry, games as part of the curriculum to teach English and Math. ARC has introduced phonics-based learning for teaching English. Learning Facilitators have been trained to use phonics-based English modules on digital devices and include this method into their classrooms. As a result, English reading and speaking skills in the Shiksha children have shown a marked improvement. 48 Learning Facilitators have been given completion certificates at the conclusion of training sessions on the Active Rural Curriculum. With the phonics-based program we see a new confidence among the Learning Facilitators and the way our children read and speak English.