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15 Years | 15 Faces
Image: We did it again: 100% matric pass rate for the 10th year in a row A big congratulations to our class of 2018 for achieving a 100% matric pass rate!

This achievement means that we have a perfect pass rate since our first matrics graduated in 2009 - none of which would have been possible without the focus of our students, the support of their parents and communities, and the unwavering support of our donors and partners.   Read More...


Image: 2016  -  Faith Daniels To start off this segment, we would like to introduce you to Faith Daniels

Faith is currently a Grade R learner. She is living with her parents and three brothers in Manenberg. She is the middle child, following 12 year old twins Reagon and Mellow.   Read More...


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Teacher Feature

NASAR HARRIS

Categories: ALL THE NEWS , Education
In our first edition of "Teacher Feature", we would like to introduce to you: Nasar Harris

Nasar has been teaching at Christel House for over 9 years now. Not only is he teaching life science in grades 10, 11 and 12 but he also acts as deputy principal for the high school.

Before he came to Christel House, he also got an offer from another, bigger school. But after being shown around, he immediately knew he wanted to support this organisation and uplift the community through Education. He felt like this is the place he needs to be right now to really make a difference.

As he put it, his personal “mission has always been helping students in high-poverty regions”. Coming from the Steenberg community himself, he has a special relationship with many of the learners here, which allows him to truly understand their problems; this is not limited to problems concerning school performance only. For him, it is not just about educating the children, but uplifting them in any way possible. “Transforming Lives” truly is a claim he can identify with.

A memory which embodies what makes Christel House so special for him is the memory of his first assembly here. The children were not just sitting there bored and listening half-heartedly as he had experienced at former schools. They actually took an active part in the assembly. He specifically remembers one girl singing “Step into the Sunshine” with such great joy and skill that it really left a lasting impression and made him realize once again that Christel House is an organisation worth supporting with all his energy.

The girl who was singing at that assembly later went on to not only finish her matric with excellent grades but was actually accepted at Stellenbosch University, where she is now studying Psychology. This is one of the many examples why he says he never regretted the decision he made 10 years ago for a single second.
 

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15 Top Partners
Image: MTN Foundation Today, we want to give a platform for the first of our 15 Top Partners: MTN South Africa

They would like us to share the following with you:
"MTN Foundation is a proud sponsor of Christel House. The Foundation’s schools connectivity programme addresses more than access to ICT centres and teacher training, it promises the power to explore a world outside the gates of the school and presents opportunities for learners to gain an ability to compete in an increasingly digitised world."   Read More...


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