Since 2006, Dell has worked with the India Christel House in support of its mission to make a lasting difference for the country’s impoverished children.

Focused on a holistic approach, the Christel House provides a solid foundation for success by employing a talented staff, applying a rigorous curriculum and instilling accountability among its students to encourage self-dependence.

The India Christel House, with Dell’s help, has been able to sustain programs such as the Culver Summer School and Camp. In 2008, the India Christel House was selected for one of the inaugural Dell Youth Learning grants addressing the technology gap. This unique program offers 9- to 17-year-olds a supportive and challenging learning environment. They are taught self-discipline, personal responsibility, diversity appreciation, and respect for oneself and others — improving confidence and enabling personal growth, leading to productive and self-sufficient lives. With students from around the world, the school and camp provide a culturally diverse population, offering students an opportunity to learn from each other.

Culver’s success and positive results were recognized in 2009 when two students and one art teacher were selected to attend the first annual Adobe Youth Voices (AYV) Summit at Stanford University. Only 67 students and 33 educators were selected to attend the summit, marking a significant accomplishment for the Culver School.

The Christel House has embraced the demand for its programs around the world, and has grown to operate five learning centers — in Mexico, India, South Africa, Venezuela and the United States — serving more than 3,000 students and their families and communities.

To learn more about the Christel House, visit www.christelhouse.org.