Help South African H.S. Grads Attend College

by Christel House International
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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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Christel House International

Location: Indianapolis, IN - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.Christelhouse.org
Project Leader:
Bobbi Bosch
Indianapolis, Indiana United States
$2,695 raised of $25,000 goal
 
25 donations
$22,305 to go
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