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Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Steve Ross has been unanimously elected to the role of Board Chair of Christel House International following a March 5, 2021 board meeting. Ross retired as CEO of Edcon (Republic of South Africa) and subsequently served as Board Chair of Christel House South Africa for 8 years prior to returning to the U.S. in 2019. “I want to thank Denny Ware for his leadership as the Acting Chair for the past nine months,” says Ross. “We look forward to working with the entire Christel House team to fulfill Christel DeHaan’s vision of transforming lives of underserved children around the world.”           

About Christel House International

Christel House gives kids who need the most help the best chance. Christel House helps children from deeply distressed communities around the world realize their full potential. It starts with a strong K-12 academic curriculum and adds character development programming to instill independence, integrity, social responsibility, and leadership. Christel House currently serves nearly 5,500 through eight schools – located in India, Jamaica, Mexico, South Africa, and the United States. 100% of donations support programs and services for students.   

Much more than a school, Christel House was established in 1998 by Founder Christel DeHaan. Christel House students maintain a 97% 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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