• 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, or a common room, where children enjoy learning, nurture aspirations and thereby progress. Young women from the community are selected and trained as Learning Facilitators for the Shikshas. We have been to provide augmented learning support right in their neighbourhood to more than a thousand children through the Shikshas.
The CherYsh Shikshas incorporate an Active Rural Curriculum, which brings activity-rich methodologies such as music, art, puppetry, games as part of the curriculum to teach English and Math. Phonics based English learning is followed at the Shikshas. Learning Facilitators have been trained to use phonics modules on digital devices and include this method into their classrooms. Through this programme, we have enabled children to build a strong foundation for English, which is the most challenging subject for students in rural India
Apart from English, children get help in doing their school homework, revising school lessons and preparing for examinations. One day is dedicated to sports and physical activities and all Shikshas are equipped with a sports kit.
Arts and creative skills workshop are conducted in all Shikshas. Children gets hands on practice in clay modelling, paper craft , creative writing, plays, songs and dance and the workshops are anchored by experienced trainers
From 2015-2019, CherYsh has covered 26 villages, with 37 Shikshas, 37 Learning Facilitators, and enrolments of over a 1000 children. The future foresees more CherYsh Shikshas covering more villages in the region.