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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
Chris Buchanan
Client Solutions Director, Dell Southern Africa
Christel DeHaan
Founder and CEO, Christel House International
Dr. Lulu Gwagwa
Chief Executive Officer, Lereko Investments
Wayne Hull
Managing Director, Accenture Digital, Africa
Dr. Claudia Manning
Director of Companies
Adri Marais
Chief Executive Officer, Christel House South Africa
Stephen Ross
Retired CEO, EdCon
Ian Russell
Independent Board Advisor, Disrupting
Wrenelle Stander
Senior V.P. Corporate Affairs, Sasol
Brian Stocks
Managing Director, Brian Stocks Properties