Mission and Vision

About Us

CherYsh is a registered non-profit organization that strives to enhance learning avenues 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 Livelihood Projects,
focusing on Haliyal.
By March 2020, CherYsh has established 57 Shiksha Centres across 44 villages of Haliyal,
with enrolment of over 1700 students, each centre is anchored by a Learning Facilitator. Under the
Livelihood projects, close to 5 women’s groups have been formed, directly impacting the lives of 50
20 women from various villages of Haliyal received a three-month training under ‘ICT for Rural
Education Project’ supported by Intel Corporation.
5 young women from Haliyal received scholarship support through individual donors for education
and football training at St. Aloysius College, Mangalore. They have represented at State and National
level matches. Higher education of another bright and aspiring young woman is supported through
individual donors.
CherYsh also supports scholarships for students at St. Martha’s Nursing College.


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.