Continuous learning and skill enhancement was delivered through the SaLT session. Mr. Chandrasekariah, experienced Trainer from Buzz India, delivered the sessions on financial literacy. The sessions gave women greater insight, and practical skills to understand basics of enterprise, qualities of an entrepreneur, family budgeting, receipts and payments, financial goal setting, loan management and so on.
Keeping the kitchens earning
Women of the Community Kitchens took up new orders and prepared for increase in sales.
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Women of Community Kitchens earned a regular income from sale of food products. Their scheduled deliveries continued with supply to the CherYsh Shikshas, and the EID Parry factory canteens. A woman from the village, tailored the new gear worn by women, opening a new line of skill work linked to the Community Kitchens. A new plan to expand the order base in being developed for the financial year 2017-18.
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The e-story in Haliyal began with the introduction of Tablet devices for Learning Facilitators(Shiksha Tutors). This enables them to maintain enrollment records of all children, their performance evaluation, and attendance. In addition, the devices were updated with audio-visual content for the phonics-based English learning program. Training programs were conducted and covered aspects of excel usage, user interface, data, and data integrity.
Team leads were identified from amongst the 25 Learning Facilitators, to be a local resource,
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The Serve and Lead Training: Experience of client engagement
A feedback system was instituted by CherYsh to enable women to engage directly with the buyer on aspects of quality. The Canteen Manager and staff at the local sugar factory of the EID Parry group, welcomed women of the Community Kitchens to their conference room. The factory team conveyed that workers eating at the canteen had appreciated the “home-made” and “tasteful” flavor, also that the products were “unadulterated”.
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The SaLT session for women of the Community Kitchens included training on using, and conserving, energy via fuel-efficient cooking stoves.
In addition a SaLT session was delivered by staff of the Gateway Lakeside to support women of the Community Kitchens with information on quality, storage, new snack recipes, recipes for pickles, and elements of packaging.
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The CherYsh Community Kitchens continue to supply food products to two factories in Haliyal. Women earned a sustained income from sale of 200+ kilograms of food products per order.
In June, women who had been trained from the first community kitchen were encouraged to train members of the second kitchen in Mundwad village. Their skills as trainers and entrepreneurs were honed in this process.
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Training sessions for digital interface started for the new Learning Facilitators who joined in July. The student attendance sheets, and other learning aids were loaded to their digital devices. Ten learning facilitators, including a few who required additional training from the previous batch attended the session. Mr. Madhu, Technology Anchor at CherYsh, led the session.
- All Shikshas have digital devices(Tablets), which are handled by the LFs for teaching phonics-based English
- Attendance data is 100% digitised;
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CherYsh Day was held to celebrate the accomplishments of children, women and the community in Haliyal. CherYsh field staff, and Learning Facilitators (LFs) shared a report on progress at this public event. Children from all Shikshas came together and showcase their talents in arts, sports and music. This year CherYsh Day was conducted in two villages – Hunswad and Mundwad. Shikshas were grouped into two according to their geographical location and teams from all 31 Shikshas competed enthusiastically in rhyme recitation,
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KLE Technological Institute hosts CherYsh Learning Facilitators and students
KLE Tech. Hubballi, organised a structured visit for a group of 40 CherYsh Learning Facilitators and Students as part of an experiential learning visit to the campus. The CherYsh group went through the campus with wide-eyed curiosity and enthusiasm! The program schedule was fulfilling, and took our young learners to all departments at KLE Tech. Also, this was the first time such an interaction was held on campus!
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In the second (Rural Innovation Through Education) RITE session of the year, 35 RITE volunteers from KLE Tech engaged with children at the CherYsh Shikshas. The volunteers were trained to conduct an evaluation competency enhancement amongst children to read, write, enunciate, and narrate stories in English. They completed the exercise covering a sample size of 280 Shiksha students.
The RITE volunteers were encouraged to take leadership of the villages they visited. It was exciting to see youth volunteers adopt their village,
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