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!
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.
• CherYsh-Meghshala Trust partnership for content and monitoring
• Technology interface via tablets
• Modules are in line with national curriculum followed in government schools
CherYsh has joined hands with Meghshala Trust with the objective of enhancing teaching quality at the Shikshas. The app based learning modules designed by Meghshala are in line with the national curriculum followed at the government Schools. The curriculum is split into easy-to-learn units with lots of activities and is made available on the cloud.
Shahnaz Begum had thought of herself as just another resident of Mundwad Village who had lived with her now-retired army-man husband in various parts of India while he served the nation, and who would now live out the rest of her life in her village, hopefully in peace, and certainly in anonymity. But that was before CherYsh did a Skills Mapping exercise in her village and discovered, quite by chance, that she had expertise in ‘Khila Work’ – a tapestry technique using nail and board to weave strips and squares.
Her talent was discovered during a skilling meeting in Haliyal. The shy lady hesitatingly spoke out about how she had learnt the craft of ‘keela'( nail) weaving during her posting in Agra as an Army wife. CherYsh made note of the tremendous talent and the fact that she can bring this skill to a number of women in the community. She is now our resource person who has begun training women in nail weaving, and with guidance from a designer,
CherYsh is creating an environment where young girls can pursue their dreams and achieve wonderful things.
Five talented footballers from Haliyal – Jyothi, Akshata, Sheetal, Madevi and Sunita, who are National College level football players and bright students who have cleared PSU had big aspirations… to graduate from a college that supports them with advanced coaching in football.
CherYsh Scholarships has brought them close to their goal with admission in the prestigious St Aloysius College,
The TCS World 10K run kicked off on 27th May, 2018 in Bengaluru. CherYsh was represented by a team of 38 runners – students, senior citizens, homemakers and professionals signed up to run for the cause of education for rural girls. Among them was the CherYsh team from Haliyal – four Learning Facilitators, two CherYsh Field Officers, and four Shiksha students—Jayshree, Tasalambi, Darshan and Isubsab—who got their first taste of a big run in a big city!
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,
The CherYsh grant to promote nursing scholars, with rural backgrounds, continued to support 8 trainee nurses. Two completed the course, and have begun working at the St. Martha’s Hospital. The nurses completed their annual examinations with first class scores.