Jul 8, 2019

You can make Azibalule's dreams come true

Meet Azibalue from Christel House South Africa
Meet Azibalue from Christel House South Africa

Azibalule G. is in Grade 5 at Christel House South Africa. She lives with her mother and little brother in Jungle Walk, a densely populated zone within the Langa Township in Cape Town. It is a poor and dangerous place to grow up. Adri Marais, CEO of Christel House South Africa, sees the challenges kids face. “We are a gang-infested, extremely violent society,” she says. “How we deal with it is one of the major keys in unlocking the potential that our students have.” Christel House South Africa offers a safe place for children. Azibalule’s humble background fuels her desire to overcome her circumstances. She dreams to be a lawyer or a pilot. “Christel House teachers are kind,” Azibalule says. “They do their best to teach me new things.”

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Jul 8, 2019

Graduates give back to Christel House India

Christel House India graduates support kids.
Christel House India graduates support kids.

Christel House works to alleviate poverty through education.

Giving back to help others is part of the culture at Christel House. For the fifth year in a row, graduates of Christel House India are sharing their success, offering financial support for the next generation of students.Christel House International President and CEO Bart Peterson accepted the gift from the Christel House India Alumni Group. 194 graduates are part of the Christel House Alumni Group. Peterson is proud of the graduates for their support of Christel House even as many are just starting their careers. “For them to give us a check is a profound statement,” he says. Jaison C. Mathew, Christel House India CEO says alumni are ambassadors for Christel House. “We are proud of their accomplishments and it gives us great joy when they support their alma mater.” 

Christel House works. The gift shows that Christel House India graduates have strong character. They are breaking the cycle of poverty.

Jul 8, 2019

Overcoming the culture of poverty in Mexico

Christel House Mexico kids support each other.
Christel House Mexico kids support each other.

Christel House has been transforming lives for 20 years.

There are significant challenges to educating children in Mexico. Christel House Mexico CEO Javier Alarcón Benet believes overcoming poverty for children isn’t just about economics – it’s a cultural issue, too. Mexico is a poor country according to Javier though it is slowing changing. He sees the challenges. As kids advance from first grade to high school classes, Javier says he sees a difference in the students. With a good education and support, they change their mindset as they grow at Christel House. “Christel House is making a cultural change in Mexico,” he says. “This is human transformation.”

Watch the video link to see Javier's passion for the children of Christel House Mexico.

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