Giving students their “wings”


Beschi A., Social Worker, Christel House IndiaBy: Beschi A., Social Worker, Christel House India

 

I would like to share the story of one of our graduates with you. His name is Deepak.  Deepak joined Christel House India during the year 2003, in Grade 5. He comes from a single parent family. He has an elder brother and a sister. Deepak’s mother worked as a house maid to support her children. But due to extreme poverty, she was forced to place Deepak and his sister in a shelter run by a charity.

 

Deepak and his sister were able to attend school while living at the shelter. His sister just completed her studies and received her certification in Electronics. His elder brother was not as fortunate and was only able to study up to the 9th grade. He is currently unemployed.

 

Deepak completed his studies and graduated from Christel House in 2011. He joined the Oberoi, India’s luxury hospitality brand, that same year, as an apprentice in the Food and Beverage department.  Along with his training, he is pursuing a degree in Tourism via the distance education program of the Indira Gandhi National Open University – India. 

 

Now that he is working, Deepak supports his mother so that she no longer has to work as a house maid. His dreams are big. Christel House just gave them wings.

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