March 9, 2017 – Together, Christel House Mexico and RCI celebrated the opening of a newly renovated facility at Christel House Mexico. The facilities will provide at risk students with excellent educations through its elementary school, middle school and high school.

The opening ceremony included a musical ensemble played by the children of Christel House, a sports assembly and a guided tour through the new Tacubaya Campus. The event was attended by hundreds of students, parents, supporters and RCI staff from Latin America and North America.

Christel DeHaan, founder and CEO of this charity organization, shared her desire to help impoverished children around the world to break the cycle of poverty and to reach their goals: “Our Mexican students will become accountants, engineers, teachers, social workers… The key is to keep them in school, to set high expectations, to insist on excellence and to prepare them as capable and good citizens.”

Currently, the attendance rate and retention rate at Christel House Mexico are both 96 percent. Students obtain Cambridge certifications, meals, social services, medical evaluations, and quality education. Christel House Mexico currently serves 420 students, but the growth of the school facilities will raise enrollments to 780 students that will have the opportunity to study here through high school.

RCI is committed to supporting programs that improve social causes and provide society with tools to provide a better future for their children. RCI associates make contributions and devote countless hours directly to this important cause.

“RCI is defined by a spirit of integrity and altruism, and we are always interested in focusing our actions toward the common good,” said Ricardo Montaudon, president and executive director of RCI Latin America. “As a worldwide leader in vacation exchange, it is our responsibility to make a positive impact on our communities. For us, to collaborate with Christel DeHaan in her vision of forming and supporting the education of children it is a great honor, because we can complement our daily work with projects that positively impact hundreds of families.”

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About Christel House International®

Much more than a school, Christel House was established in 1998 by Founder and CEO Christel DeHaan, and currently serves over 4,600 impoverished students through seven learning centers — located in India, Mexico, South Africa and the U.S.A. Christel House students maintain a 99% 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.