We have some exciting news to share. Christel House Mexico is relocating to a larger facility. The learning center has outgrown its cramped, urban quarters, and is moving to a new building in a very impoverished township of Mexico City, Mexico. Christel House Mexico, the first Christel House learning center, opened in 1998 and currently serves over 400 students in grades 1-9. The facility has been gridlocked on its current property, preventing additional expansion, despite the need. But now, thanks to a generous donor, the school is moving and growing. For the first time, the new school will include a pre-first grade, a much needed high school, and green space, including a soccer field and outdoor basketball courts. The new facility will allow Christel House Mexico to serve twice as many students and double our capacity to transform children’s lives.Your support is helping us grow and impact more children’s lives. Together, we are breaking the cycle of poverty, one child at a time.
We are growing. We are excited to announce that Christel House has signed an agreement with the government of Chhattisgarh to open a new Christel House learning center in Naya Raipur, India. The school is set to open in 2016 and will be the third Christel House school located in India.
As part of the partnership, the Naya Raipur Development Authority has agreed to provide the land and infrastructure for the school, and Christel House will be responsible for running the day-to-day operations. Amit Kataria, the CEO of the Naya Raipur Development Authority stated, “We have personally seen their work and the quality of their operations model in both their schools in Bangalore and Lavasa… We are confident that Christel House will deliver on our goals and make the Government proud of its efforts.” Your support is helping us grow and impact more children’s lives. Together, we are breaking the cycle of poverty, one child at a time.
Your support has helped our students pursue their dreams. Students from the inner city often lack the resources needed to bridge the gap between graduating high school and attending a college or university. Resources are needed to transport students to school visits, pay for college applications fees and assist with scholarships, grants and financial aid. Your dollars continue to help our kids overcome these obstacles. We want to introduce you to just a few of our recent graduates who are now into their first year of college – and share a few words from their former Christel House teachers. 2014 Graduates: Alexis is studying communications at the University of Indianapolis. “Alexis takes action to make ideas come true and is a true leader.” Chantelle is studying psychology at Indiana State University. “Chantelle has so much to offer this world by sharing her life experiences and reaching out and serving people that need her.”
Alyssa is studying nursing at Marian University. “She bloomed in her confidence and ability to want more of herself and others.”
Lexes is studying business at the University of Indianapolis. “She is mature beyond her years… She is such a bright girl, and I know her future will be bright.” Quentin is studying electrical engineering at IUPUI. “Quentin carries a very humorous personality… his light-hearted personality is a pleasure to have in class.”
Yeimi is pursuing an accounting certificate from Ivy Tech. “You have touched my heart! ...even though I was supposed to be teaching her about life she actually taught me a few things.”