Traveling on the path to knowledge

Maldren JMaldren J., Student, Christel House India, Class of 2013

I am Maldren J. from grade 12. I have lived in Christel House India for the past 10 years travelling on the path to knowledge.  And what a wonderful journey it has been!  Christel House is not just a school; it has been a home away from home, where children like me have had the liberty to express their views and ideas, and in the process, learned a thousand new things.

I have learned so much here - I have been a part of the Adobe Youth Voices program, and robotics and cultural programs which have helped me to learn new things.

After I complete Grade 12, I want to study Engineering, after which I want to join the Indian Air Force. I aim to be a pilot and serve my nation. I have always found encouragement and support from my teachers to dream big.  My teachers and counselors are constantly guiding me to live my life the right way. My teachers have continuously strengthened and inspired me, without which I would’ve never reached this moment. Their love and caring for me will be a very important part of me. I will always remember my dear teachers with the utmost regard. They have done more than I can express in words.  I thank them so very much for all that they have given me.

“What lies behind us, and what lies before us, are small matters compared to what lies within us.” This quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson is correct in my case, as Christel House has helped me to recognize myself. Thank you Christel ma’am, for giving me such amazing teachers.

Today, I want to express my heartfelt thanks to one of the most important persons in my life, Christel ma’am. Your support, ma’am, and your undiminishing love, is what has made me and all my classmates who we are today. You have given us everything we could possibly want, not just in school, but have also made us capable of getting ahead in life. You have made our childhood so happy; we will have so many memories to cherish. Thank you very, very much for letting me grow up into the special person I have become today.

Ten years ago, when I walked into Christel House, I was a frightened child, but today I can walk out into the world with pride, with confidence and my head held high. I promise you, Christel ma’am, I will become a shining star and proudly tell the whole world, I am a ‘Christel Houser’.

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