2012 Graduate Christel House South Africa IT Technician
“Christel House was the place where I felt most safe,” says Xolisa. He and two siblings were raised by a single mother in a tough, gang-infested neighborhood. “Every afternoon when I left, I couldn’t wait to be back at school the next morning. That led to me having 100% attendance at school from grade 2 right up to grade 12.” Xolisa was an excellent student, recognized with the Christel Award his senior year. He received an Honours in BCOM Information Systems at the University of Western Cape. “I don’t know where I would be right now if it weren’t for the opportunity many of my peers back home missed out on,” Xolisa says. “Thank you, Christel House for taking a burden off my mom and providing me a quality education.”
Read more graduate success stories in the Christel House 2021 Annual Report here.