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Jan 7, 2019

India graduate returns to teach

As a student at Christel House India – Bangalore, Monica Ashwath dreamed of becoming a teacher. But her career ambitions evolved through the years. In 2017, the Christel House graduate completed a master’s degree in optometry. But she candidly admits she had lost sight of her first passion – teaching. “I wanted to share the knowledge I had acquired, and I wanted to motivate young minds.” Monica realized her dream job at Christel House India. She is now teaching Math to students in grades 3, 4 and 5. As an alumnus, Monica feels a special connection and understanding with her students. “Returning to Christel House, I was excited, confident and ambitious,” says Monica. “I want to share all the love and care I received from my teachers with my own students.”

Jan 7, 2019

Academy graduates reunite for Christel House

Graduates support their school
Graduates support their school

More than 30 Christel House Academy and Christel House DORS graduates returned to celebrate the 20th anniversary at the Christel House Passport to Prosperity event in Indianapolis. Graduates greeted guests and shared their personal Christel House stories. Academy alum Alima Jones, now a freshman at The University of Indianapolis, enjoyed the opportunity to meet supporters. “I started in third grade and I graduated with an honors diploma,” Alima says. “I feel so blessed to have grown as a person through my experience at Christel House.” DORS alum Tamara Brasher is now working full-time as a certified nursing assistant and will be pursuing a nursing degree. “It was very nice to share my experience,” she said. “And it was great to see old friends.”  

Jan 7, 2019

Students share culture in Skype-A-Thon

Students involved in global Skype-A-Thon
Students involved in global Skype-A-Thon

Dozens of Christel House South Africa (CHSA) students participated in a virtual global field trip as part of the annual Microsoft 48 Hour Skype-A-Thon. CHSA was the only school selected to represent South Africa. The world-wide educational event connects half a million students, teachers and experts with schools using Skype in the Classroom. The two-day event shares cultural experiences, values and perspectives with live classroom connections. Christel House students performed traditional South African dances and songs for the world-wide audience and received enthusiastic feedback. As a Microsoft showcase school, CHSA students also participated in a live Q&A session with Microsoft’s Vice President of Education, who inspired the kids to maximize their tech learning environment at Christel House.

 
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