Mission and Vision

CherYsh is a registered non-profit organization that strives to enhance learning avenues predominantly for girl children, and livelihood opportunities for resource-poor women in rural India.

Since inception in May 2011, CherYsh has been committed to improving the journey from learning to livelihood.

Between 2012 and 2015, CherYsh worked with implementation partners to reach 24 villages across Haliyal, Ponda, and Mangalore. 11 After-School Learning Centers were established with a total of 450 students enrolled and led by a Learning Facilitator in each. Over 595 women learned skills for livelihoods and over 288 livelihood opportunities were created. 85 Nursing Scholars were supported, and 2 Community Kitchens were established. Through these projects, CherYsh indirectly reached a population of 24,000.

In 2015-16 CherYsh began direct implementation of the Shiksha and Community Kitchen projects.

By March 2018, CherYsh has covered a cluster of villages in Haliyal with 35 Shikshas, 35 Learning Facilitators, an enrolment of over 1000 children led by a Learning Facilitator in each Shiksha.

CherYsh is running 2 Community Kitchens, and has established 1 Central Kitchen with the Food Safety Standards Certification in progress.

10 Nursing Scholars are being supported.

Over 50 women will have acquired skills for livelihoods, and 47 will be earning a livelihood.



To transform the rural girl child’s life from early learning to sustainable livelihood.


To nurture the holistic development of rural girl Children and Women into economic self-sufficiency through knowledge, skills and tools


Integrity, Transparency, Empowerment and Inclusivity.