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Claire Mangus Kleiner Scholarship awarded to Christel House Academy student

Monday, May 11, 2015

INDIANAPOLIS — Christel House Academy (CHA) student, Khairat R., has been awarded the Claire Mangus Kleiner Scholarship at Emma Willard. The scholarship is named in honor of the mother of Emma Willard alumna and Chair of the Board of Trustees, Judith A. Kleiner. The newly established Kleiner scholarship is open to students from select Indiana schools in tribute to Mrs. Kleiner’s Indiana heritage. Khairat began attending CHA in kindergarten after emigrating from Africa with her parents.

Honoring its founder’s vision, Emma Willard School proudly fosters in each young woman a love of learning, the habits of an intellectual life, and the character, moral strength, and qualities of leadership to serve and shape her world. Emma Willard School values each girl, her journey, her intellect, her determination, and her well-being.

“We are delighted to welcome Khairat to Emma,” said Head of School Trudy Hall. “At Emma, she will join a community of like-minded, smart girls from around the world, where I am certain she will continue to grow and shine.”


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. 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