Cause profile

Education: a fundamental human right that will help break the vicious and repetitive cycle of poverty that children in South Africa are born into. Together, we can transform a child's life.

Christel House is a non-profit organisation based in Cape Town, South Africa. Christel House pupils are from the surrounding settlements in Ottery, who experience a life of abject poverty, and are exposed to many social issues. At Christel House, they receive a high quality education. Every aspect of a child's development and well-being is addressed to turn their lives around ~ 360 degrees.

The Christel House model is a journey from Grade R to Grade 12, guiding pupils to reach for the stars, to become active and contributing citizens, and ready for the 21st century workplace. Each and every child at Chrisel House is supported by;

  • daily nutritional meals
  • regular health checks
  • quality education and holistic programmes
  • transport to and from school
  • counsellors and social workers on hand
  • school uniforms and learning materials
  • college and career guidance

The long-term vision is to break the cycle of poverty for these children, their families and their community. Christel House is supported by donors, partners, volunteers and the dedicated teachers and staff which make invaluable contributions. These contributions support our effort to work towards our mission.

Donate today to help transform a life. 100% of your donation directly benefits the children of Christel House. Overhead and administrative costs are covered by the organisation's founder.