My Time in Haliyal

by: Samantha Kennedy,Programme Intern – University of Ottawa

This past month I had the incredible opportunity to visit Haliyal to observe and assist with some of
the learning and livelihood projects CHerYsh Trust implement in the surrounding rural communities.
Through my involvement in the learning facilitator training, the Shiksha inspections and the
Shiksha evaluation pilot project, I was able to gain valuable insights on project management in

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CherYsh Shiksha – After School Learning Centres

•  Village neighbourhood learning spaces
•  Young women from the community are selected and trained as Learning Facilitators for the Shikshas
•  Nurtures all round development through academics, sports ,arts and nutritious snack
•  Benefits more than 1000 children in 37 Shikshas across 26 villages

The CherYsh Shiksha- After School Learning Centres target all-round development of children through quality support to their learning needs. The goal of the CherYsh Shikshas is to encourage village neighbourhood learning spaces: the home of a community member,

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Learning Facilitator Training

  • Sequence of trainings by Meghshala Foundation on the use of digital modules and teaching methods
  • Learning Facilitators were taught the use of the Meghshala App on tablets
  • Using fun active group activities to encourage learning
  • Creating a positive environment for the students to learn in
  • Understanding the capacities of the students and enabling steady learning

    To start the academic year, a sequence of training session for our Learning Facilitators were
    held in partnership with The Meghshala Foundation.

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    Exploring Bangalore at the TCS World 10K “Majja Run”

    If you asked me what I thought I’d be doing during my first week in India, I can assure you the answer would not have been participating in the 5K Majja run or ‘fun’ run of the TCS World 10K marathon. Throughout the years I have taken up running periodically, but am incredibly out of practice right now. Regardless of my physical capabilities, I was excited for the opportunity to help fundraise and run for a good cause!

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    #SheRunsHerFuture – CherYsh @ TCS 10K 2019

    2019 is CherYsh’s fifth year at the TCSWorld 10 K, Bangalore’s premiere 10 Km Run, which
    serves as a platform for us to spread awareness about and garner support for the work we do.
    People from diverse back grounds have supported CherYsh in the past years.This includes
    Students, Professionals, Senior Citizens, Homemakers, Families , Kids and Learning Facilitators
    of CherYsh Shikshas and a bunch of Volunteers from India and abroad.

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