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Thursday, November 29, 2018

School is now Christel House India – Atal Nagar

There is a change in names for one of the Christel House schools in India. The Naya Raipur learning center will now be called Christel House India – Atal Nagar. “Atal Bihari Vajpayee, the former Prime Minister of India contributed to the formation of the state of Chhattisgarh in 2000,” shares Christel House India CEO Jaison Mathew. “To acknowledge his contributions towards the state formation, the current state government decided to change the name of Naya Raipur to Atal Nagar to honor him after his passing in August of 2018.”

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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 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 over 4,550 impoverished students through eight learning centers—located in India, Mexico, South Africa and the U.S.A. A ninth school, Christel House Jamaica will open in 2019. Christel House students maintain a 98% graduation exam pass 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.

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