Christel House alumni donate Rs 70000 to enable the organization's vision
Christel House alumni donate Rs 70000 to enable the organization's vision

Christel House celebrates, new international CEO, Bart Peterson's visit to India

ANI | Updated: Mar 22, 2019 16:37 IST

Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India], March 22 (ANI/NewsVoir): India is a huge country and social issues need to be addressed on a large scale to make an impact. Christel House India – an initiative which strives to help children from impoverished backgrounds break the cycle of poverty - believes otherwise.
Through a model focused on education, nutrition, character and healthcare, this NGO has made a small but powerful transformation of 1000 plus economically disadvantaged children by introducing them into the mainstream as educated, contributing members of society.
At the recent cultural event held at the Bengaluru centre, Christel House shared plans to emulate its standard of success at its other centre in India viz  Atal Nagar. With a robust K – 12 education program, the Bengaluru centre continues to reach more children with each new group of kindergartners added and the corresponding graduating class of PUC 12th graders moving on to the college & careers program. The centre is making a significant social impact. When its graduates gain employment – many with well-known multinational firms – they help their parents, siblings and extended family to reach an improved standard of living.
On this occasion, the working alumni group of Christel House made a heartfelt gesture towards the organization and donated a sum of Rs 70,000 to Bart Peterson as a token of appreciation for Christel House and the impact it has created on their lives.
Christel House India has produced extraordinary successes, which help set expectations for our second centre in India – Atal Nagar. Continued support from State Governments, as well as socially responsible corporations and individuals, will help us demonstrate the potential within every impoverished child if given the right environment and opportunity,” said CEO Bart Peterson.
Christel House India has been working with children living in urban poverty for the past 18 years. Christel House International, its global counterpart, currently helps over 5000 children around the world, and close to 1500 children in India. Christel House India also has over 200 graduates in its college & careers program who are studying further, working, or doing both. Through this model, Christel House India, successfully impacts, not just the students, but their families as well. Peterson met the students and their families to understand the challenges they face daily as a part of his India visit itinerary.
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