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Dedicated, hard-working and committed to achieving our mission

Christel DeHaan
Founder and CEO, Christel House International

Everyone faces challenges in life—but the capacity to overcome hardships, learn from mistakes, and forge ahead in the face of immense adversity is a quality inherent in most successful individuals.

The obstacles facing Christel House students are daunting—daily exposure to gang warfare, drugs, alcoholism, hunger, abuse, negative role models, violence, suffering, and discrimination—but every day our students come to school, learn, and set their sights on a better tomorrow. They have dreams, and while at Christel House their aspiration is to make those dreams become reality.

We celebrate their determination and courage. They are breaking through the barriers of poverty to build a new and better life for themselves and a future for their families. They are our heroes, and role models for others to follow.

Sincerely,

Christel DeHaan

Founder and CEO

Christel House International

 

 

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OUR CHRISTEL HOUSE SOUTH AFRICA BOARD
Charles Abrahams
Partner, Abrahams Kiewitz Attorneys
Christel DeHaan
Founder and CEO, Christel House International
Wayne Grews
Chief Executive Officer, Autozone
Dr. Lulu Gwagwa
Chief Executive Officer, Lereko Investments
Dr. Claudia Manning
Director of Companies
Mteto Nyati
CEO, MTN South Africa
Stephen Ross
Retired CEO, EdCon
Brian Stocks
Managing Director, Brian Stocks Properties
Stewart Van Graan
Managing Director, Dell, Africa