Christel House Selected by Government of Chhattisgarh, India, to Run School for Underprivileged Children

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Based on Demonstrated Results in Breaking the Cycle of Poverty for More than a Decade



In a ringing endorsement of the agenda to provide education to all Indian children,  the government of the state of Chhattisgarh in north central India will provide Christel House with the land, building and infrastructure to establish a third school in India to serve impoverished children. The new project will be located in Naya Raipur, a purpose-built city where state government is also located.

According to Amit Kataria, CEO, Naya Raipur Development Authority, “Sustainable transformation for the poor sections of the society is the top agenda for the government of Chhattisgarh. We have chosen Christel House because we have personally seen its work and the quality of its operations in both Bangalore and Lavasa.”

Christel House was established in Bangalore in 2001 by business-entrepreneur-turned-philanthropist Christel DeHaan to transform the lives of children by breaking the cycle of poverty.  The mission of Christel House is to help children become responsible members of society by providing robust K–12 education, character development, healthcare and nutrition, family assistance, career guidance and job placement.  

Today, Christel House graduates are pursuing university degrees in medicine, engineering, commerce and technology. Several have already landed jobs with companies such as Hewlett Packard, ORACLE, Northern Trust and Oberoi Hotels.




About Christel House International

The mission of Christel House is to transform the lives of impoverished children around the world—breaking the cycle of poverty and building self-sufficient, contributing members of society. A focus on academic excellence through a robust K–12 curriculum is combined with a strong character development program and holistic human development to give students the skills and competencies necessary to compete successfully in complex 21st Century society. Much more than a school, Christel House was established in 1998 by Founder and CEO Christel DeHaan, and currently serves more than 4,100 impoverished children through seven learning centers—located in India, Mexico, South Africa and the U.S.A., as well as a career development program in Venezuela. Christel House maintains a 96% high school graduation rate, and the majority of its graduates go on to pursue higher education. They become productive citizens, and many secure employment with top multinational corporations. Christel House graduates are confident, hardworking, responsible and ethical, with a passion for giving back to their communities and caring for their families. For more information, please visit