Jul 14, 2020

Providing urgent support for kids and families

Sathya V., a 2017 graduate of Christel House India, is currently pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce. But she says the COVID-19 pandemic has made life for her and her family even more difficult. The lockdown means her family has no income. In this tough situation, Christel House understood our difficulties and is supporting my family and others in my community,” she says. Jaison C. Mathew, CEO of Christel House India understands the urgent need. “Our families are struggling to survive. Christel House is providing packets of food and groceries, along with face masks and sanitizers to all our students and families, he says. “That’s the priority for us, right now!  Sathya is grateful. “We are thankful to Christel House India for reaching out to us in these tough times.”

Jul 14, 2020

Alum returns for Career Day

Career Day at Christel House Indianapolis brings professionals from different businesses to share their experience with students. Cheri Walker-Owens, a 2014 Christel House graduate and a Junior Security Engineer for the State of Indiana, was a featured guest for the annual event.

She launched her IT (Information Technology) career after graduating college. For her presentation, Cheri engaged students with an interactive quiz about online safety and computer-security. Brittany, a senior, discovered a potential career through the presentation. “Cheri gave me an idea of what it takes to get into IT.” Cheri’s own interest in cyber-security started during her years at Christel House. “I used to play around with computers when I was little,” she says. “Then I took a programming class and I knew this is what I wanted to do.” Cheri believes the College & Careers program is one of the most valuable parts of Christel House. “Now that I have graduated and I am learning what an adult life involves, I’m really glad that I had Christel House to give me the skills and opportunities to get a good foothold in life."

Jul 13, 2020

Keeping kids learning in Mexico

Continuity is critical during a crisis. The team at Christel House Mexico is focused on keeping kids learning from their homes – that includes communicating with students via WhatsApp, Facebook, video messages and Zoom calls. Staying connected is part of the continuity plan. According to María Fernanda Méndez Pérez, Director of Institutional Development, the school has contacted all families to track their status and any needs. In addition to daily schoolwork, Christel House has provided over 4,000 deliveries of food and supplies for CHMX families through the pandemic. College & Careers students are also being assisted with groceries and support. “It’s important that we monitor our students that are in the process of entering the university,” says María. “We stay connected with everyone through social media.”

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