Christel House International

Christel House helps children around the world break the cycle of poverty, realize their hopes and dreams, and become self-sufficient, contributing members of society.
Feb 27, 2014

Future Reimagined

Reagan in the science lab at Christel House
Reagan in the science lab at Christel House

Your support helps students, like Reagan, reimagine their future.

Reagan is a 10th grade student at Christel House South Africa. He is one of the school’s top science students and was even named the “Top Physical Science Student” in the Junk Yard Siemens Robotics science competition. Reagan’s journey, however, has not been easy.

Growing up, Reagan’s father, when not incarcerated, was often very abusive. Some time ago, Reagan’s two older siblings dropped out of school. They no longer live at home—both are unemployed and use illegal substances. Reagan’s mother is the sole breadwinner of the home. She works at a local homeless shelter and struggles to make ends meet. Rent and utilities must be paid first, and what is left does not go far toward putting food on their table every day. Notwithstanding this level of turmoil in the family, Reagan had perfect attendance at school last year.

Christel House has helped Reagan keep a positive attitude and anticipate building a better life.

Regan’s future reimagined includes moving out of Manenburg Township. “I see myself studying Computer Science and Software Engineering, and getting my Master’s degree at the University of Cape Town. I would love to work at Google South Africa and live in a beautiful flat.”

Your generosity helps Christel House South Africa students, like Reagan, as they prepare for and attend university. Thank you for your continued support.

Without Christel House, Reagan would never have excelled like he has. He has developed beyond my expectations. He is intelligent, smart and always willing to help others.” - Jacqueline, Mother of Reagan

Work hard; believe in yourself and live strong. If I can do it, so can you!” - Reagan

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Dec 20, 2013

Because of you...

CH Academy Student (however; this is not Veronica)
CH Academy Student (however; this is not Veronica)

BECAUSE OF YOU. . .

Inner-city, at-risk youth have the opportunity to visit universities, apply for school and dream big. 

Veronica has been a student at Christel House since 3rd grade. She is now part of the first graduating class at Christel House Academy South in Indianapolis. Because of supporters like you, she was able to visit and submit applications to five universities in Indiana. Her plan is to attend the University of Indianapolis in the fall.

Your support is making a difference. Thank you for helping in this transformative work. Christel House Founder, Christel DeHaan and Christel House students wanted to share their appreciation. Click here to watch the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G67eDmda0F0

We hope you and yours have a wonderful holiday season. Thank you for considering Christel House in your year-end giving.

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Dec 12, 2013

Because of you...

Christel House Mexico Students
Christel House Mexico Students

BECAUSE OF YOU. . .

Since 2008, every single child who has attended Christel House Mexico through 9th grade passed the exam necessary to continue high school studies. 

Only about half of Mexico’s children finish 9th grade—and of those who do, half perform at the “insufficient” level on standardized testing.

Your support is making a difference. Thank you for helping in this transformative work. Christel House Founder, Christel DeHaan and Christel House students wanted to share their appreciation. Click here to watch the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G67eDmda0F0

We hope you and yours have a wonderful holiday season. Thank you for considering Christel House in your year-end giving.

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