De Lille new ambassador

2015-05-05 06:00
Christel House South Africa CEO Nicky Sheridan demonstrates how he has a dream for the children and education in South Africa.

Christel House South Africa CEO Nicky Sheridan demonstrates how he has a dream for the children and education in South Africa.

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The new ambassador for Christel House South Africa was announced on Wednesday 1 April.

Coming on board for the transformation and holistic approach to education at the school is Cape Town mayor Patricia de Lille.

De Lille celebrated with the school on Wednesday as the first school term came to an end.

De Lille said she looks forward to working with the school as education is a priority to her.

“It is my pleasure to be the ambassador for Christel House. Not only do they do such wonderful, successful work for our poorest communities, the learners are so grateful for the opportunity they have been given, and it makes my time here very special. I am all for partnerships and to work alongside supportive companies and to benefit Cape Town’s most needy is a privilege,” she said.

De Lille added she was impressed what was being done at Christel House and said she “wished this was replicated across all schools in South Africa”.

Christel House, a school for disadvantaged children, aims to break the cycle of poverty by providing the children with free, quality education in a stable environment.

Christel House’s CEO Nicky Sheridan had the audience inspired at the end of his address. “We strive to look not just at the previously disadvantaged but we also assess the currently disadvantaged. We need to help the poor people of our country to fuel our economy. It is the right thing to do and it can be done through education,” he said.

The day was celebrated with different arts and culture items by the pupils of the school as well as recognition to staff and pupils of the school who have achieved great results.

. Christel House SA was named the top independent school in the Cape Metropole District in 2014

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