Christel DeHaan, the 76-year-old founder of @ChirstelHouse has a brilliant way to provide children with a holistic growth that’s a sure shot way to #EndPoverty cycle in a family. Thanks to @UN @ECOSOC @IIB @wfyi @AgriNovusIN @GerryDick @JeremyIndy1

It isn’t uncommon for entrepreneurs to be philanthropists. They run some of the world’s largest charitable organisations. But it isn’t often that you find someone who sells their multi-million dollar business and sets up a nonprofit that works to eradicate poverty with the money.

But it isn’t often that you find someone who sells their multi-million dollar business and sets up a nonprofit that works to eradicate poverty with the money.

That’s the story of Christel DeHaan, the 76-year-old founder of Christel House. Over the past two decades, she built an exemplary school for underprivileged children across the world.
Christel was born in Germany right at the end of World War II. Growing up in war-torn Germany, she was all too familiar with poverty. She left to the UK when she was 16 to work as a nanny. Shortly after, she moved to Indianapolis, USA, where she found a place to call home.

The trip that changed her life

In 1973, Christel and her husband set up Resort Condominiums International. The venture went on to become the world’s largest vacation exchange provider. In 1996, she sold the company for a whopping $360 million.
Two years later, on a trip to Mexico, Christel’s life took a sharp turn. While visiting some of their orphanages, she saw that childrenwere warehoused in crowded dormitories. There was no electricity in most orphanages. The residents had to gather water from a cistern. Kids had to walk long distances to school each day because the school buses were broken.
Being no stranger to destitute conditions herself, Christel knew that a fat cheque would not solve the problem of poverty. These children and communities needed more than money. They needed a system of change. They needed an organisation that educated and empowered them. So she set out with a new mission–to build that organisation.
With her sharp mind and business acumen, it wasn’t hard for her to see the root of the problem. Her long-term plan was an institute that gave education, nutrition, health checkups, and general awareness to poor communities. This was how she established Christel House.

An organisation that changed thousands of lives

Christel DeHaan at Christel House in Bangalore.
Source: Huffpost India
Christel House was first set up in Indiana, USA and went on to have centres in Mexico, India and South Africa. Setting up centresinternationally could have been tricky, but Christel leveraged her knowledge from running RCI to gain pace.
She aimed for regions that had high levels of poverty, easy-to-work-with tax and legal structures, and available resources. This was her way of giving back to countries that served her well during her days running RCI.
She would build a system that fought poverty with education. But education alone was not enough. The mission was to provide children with a holistic growth for at least 20 years. ‘The multiplier effect’, as she calls it, was a sure shot way to break the cycle of poverty in a family.
Christel House educates kids till high school. During this time, they give their students two nutritious meals a day, regular health checkups, and needed medical care.
Upon graduation, they provide counselling and financial help for college and job placements. They instil values of compassion and service within their children and many of them go on to serve the community as they grow older.

A way forward from poverty

Christel House provides education and holistic growth for poor kids across the world.
Source: christelhouse.org
Christel thinks of the organisation as a joint venture between her and those who donate to help them. She covers all the administrative costs of the international organisation, which has been an average of $5.7 million each year. She ensures that whatever the donors give, goes directly towards helping the children.
Until the age of 75, she worked long hours, including weekends.She visited all the Christel House locations every year, which spanned across four continents. There was a lot to be done and she was always on top of it.
In October 2018, she decided to step down as the CEO of Christel House. She continues to serve on the board while the CEO is now Bard Peterson, former mayor of Indianapolis. Christel trusts that she’s left her legacy in the right hands, under the care of someone who understands her vision of excellence for all.


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Did you know what is in your burger? More than you think!

Americans eat around three burgers a week ||

You walk into a burger restaurant. What’s going through your mind? Double meat with extra bacon and cheese? Brown bun or added slice of avocado? Environmental degradation or ecological preservation?

You probably don’t think about the latter. But maybe you should.

Research shows that if cows were a nation, they would be the world’s third largest greenhouse gas emitter. As humans, meat production is one of the most destructive ways in which we leave our footprint on the planet.

Hectares of rainforest in South America are cleared for cattle, to make our favorite classic burgers and steaks. One average quarter pounder beef burger drains around 1,695 liters of water, depending on where it is made, from precious resources.

Yet our demand for meat is going up. The Food and Agriculture Organization projects an increase of 76 per cent in global meat consumption by 2050. More meat will be eaten than ever before in our history.

And we will pay the environmental and human price—unless we make a change now.

What are the alternatives?

We need to eat less or sustainably reared meat in parts of the world where meat consumption per person is high. Even replacing red meat with chicken can be more environmentally friendly.

Manufacturers of vegan and plant-based meat alternatives point out that their products typically contain less fat and cholesterol than their processed beef equivalent. There is a small but growing trend for meat-free “meat”.

UN Environment’s Champions of the Earth winners Impossible Foods and Beyond Meat have done research to strip the basic building blocks of meat down to protein, fat, water and trace minerals, recreating meat entirely from plants—at a fraction of the cost to the environment.

Research by Beyond Meat and the University of Michigan Study found that the amount of water in your average swimming pool can produce 312 beef burgers or 60,837 Beyond Burgers.

The research also shows that Americans eat around three burgers a week. If one of these was swapped for a Beyond Meat plant-based alternative burger for one year, it would be like taking the greenhouse gases from 12 million cars off the road for a year.

Both companies say their burgers require between 75 – 99 per cent less water; 93 – 95 per cent less land; and generate 87 – 90 per cent fewer emissions than regular beef burgers, consuming nearly half the energy to make.

These calculations factor in primary raw materials like ingredients, including coconut oil, citrus extract, potato starch and water, and transport, lighting and cold store distribution.

It’s time to weigh up the real cost of that burger.

#IlhanOmar (@IlhanMN) will be the first woman of color to represent #Minnesota in Congress and among the first Muslim women—along with @RashidaTlaib —to join the United States Congress. #ElectionNight

#ElectionNight 2018 is a historic occasion. Rashida Tlaib (left) & Ilhan Omar (right) are officially the first two Muslim women in U.S. history to be elected to Congress. These powerful women are now etched into the history books. More power to them! Absolutely brilliant.

The best story on #ElectionNight is that of Ilhan Omar. She is a former African refugee from Somalia and one of the first Muslim women to serve in Congress. She is now serving the 5th Congressional District of Minnesota. What an improbable journey. Historic.

May this Diwali illuminate your new dreams, new expectations, new roads, and new points of view? May it shower everything great in your life and fill every day with wonderful minutes. #HappyDeepavali

Ten Points about Diwali||

1. The Hindus In India Celebrated Many Festival.

2. Diwali Is The Very Famous Festival In India.

3. On Diwali, The Lord RAMA Came Back After 14 Years to Ayodhya.

4. Each and Every person of Ayodhya Celebrated Lord RAMA arrival.

5. The People of Ayodhya Celebrated his arrival by Lighting up there houses with Candles.

6. The whole Ayodhya celebrated this festival with there friends and Family.

7. Individuals Serve Sweets To Their Friends and Relatives.

8. All People Wear New Dresses On This Festival.

9. Individuals Decorate Their Homes With Lamps and Candles.

10. Diwali Is Also Called “Festival Of Lights”.

#HappyDeepavali

International Week of Science and Peace kicks off on 6 Nov! 📚💉 We need more #womeninscience👩‍ 🐠like @JaneGoodallInst who can broaden our understanding of our planet to make our societies more peaceful and sustainable. Thanx to @UN @UN_Woman @ECOSOC

Technology in Today’s World and in the Future ||

Technology is an essential part of our lives today and few can imagine living without. We achieved a lot with the help of technology, for example we have the possibility to travel, keep in touch with friends on the other side of the earth and cure many illnesses. It means more freedom and choices for people but at the same time we have to consider the social imbalance, weapons of mass destruction and natural resource depletion.

Jane Godall asks for a reason: “We are the most intelligent species walking on earth, how it comes we destroy on what we depend?”

What has achieved so far is irrevocable, but we can still determine where it goes in the future.

Technology in our today’s life.

When it comes to the way we communicate, modern technology has had an impressive influence on communication in the 21stcentury and daily life in general. Very few students and teachers would disagree with this notion.

The advancement in technology has made it possible for teachers to impart knowledge to students from any location. In the past, there had to be a physical contact for any class to hold.

Now, there is no specific need for that as both the tutor and the learner can communicate via different media and platforms such as Skype. Digital technology has also changed what people term as ‘media.’ A media company isn’t necessarily a news platform anymore.

70th Anniversary of Universal Declaration of Human Rights |💁10 Dec 2018| Dignity of millions has been uplifted, untold humansuffering prevented and foundations 4 a most just world have been laid. #StandUp4HumanRights Thanx @UN @antonioguterres @UNGeneva @UNECOSOC

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights empowers us all.

#StandUp4HumanRights

The power of the Universal Declaration is the power of ideas to change the world. It inspires us to continue working to ensure all people can gain freedom, equality and dignity.

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) is a milestone document in the history of human rights. Drafted by representatives with different legal and cultural backgrounds from all regions of the world, the Declaration was proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in Paris on 10 December 1948 (General Assembly resolution 217 A) as a common standard of achievements for all peoples and all nations. It sets out, for the first time, fundamental human rights to be universally protected and it has been translated into over 500 languages.

Article 1

Free and equal

All human beings are born free and equal and should be treated the same way.

All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.

Article 2

Freedom from discrimination

Everyone can claim their rights regardless of sex, race, language, religion, social standing, etc.

Everyone is entitled to all the rights and freedoms set forth in this Declaration, without distinction of any kind, such as race, colour, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status. Furthermore, no distinction shall be made on the basis of the political, jurisdictional or international status of the country or territory to which a person belongs, whether it be independent, trust, non-self-governing or under any other limitation of sovereignty.

Article 3

Right to life

Everyone has the right to life and to live in freedom and safety.

Everyone has the right to life, liberty and security of person.

Article 4

Freedom from slavery

No one has the right to treat you as a slave nor should you enslave anyone.

No one shall be held in slavery or servitude; slavery and the slave trade shall be prohibited in all their forms.

Article 5

Freedom from torture

No one has the right to torture you.

No one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.

Article 6

Right to recognition before the law

You should be legally protected in the same way everywhere like anyone else.

Everyone has the right to recognition everywhere as a person before the law.

Article 7

Right to equality before the law

The law is the same for everyone and should be applied in the same manner to all.

All are equal before the law and are entitled without any discrimination to equal protection of the law. All are entitled to equal protection against any discrimination in violation of this Declaration and against any incitement to such discrimination.

Article 8

Access to justice

You have the right to obtain legal help and access the justice system when your rights are not respected.

Everyone has the right to an effective remedy by the competent national tribunals for acts violating the fundamental rights granted him by the constitution or by law.

Article 9

Freedom from arbitrary detention

No one can arrest or detain you arbitrarily , or send you away from your country unjustly.

No one shall be subjected to arbitrary arrest, detention or exile.

Article 10

Right to a fair trial

Trials should be public and tried in a fair manner by an impartial and independent tribunal.

Everyone is entitled in full equality to a fair and public hearing by an independent and impartial tribunal, in the determination of his rights and obligations and of any criminal charge against him.

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Did you know 758 million adults 15 years and older are still illetrate in the world? Your small #donation can transform their lives. #Literacy #EndPoverty @UN #SDGs RT/Fav @FaithBorkowsky @BucksCoDAR @AJCanle

Organisation asks for the donation from its members, volunteers and donors for the execution of aims and objects. Recently we launched online campaign to raise the fund for our current projects.

Savera Literacy Project:
Literacy is a fundamental human right and the foundation for lifelong learning. It is fully essential to social and human development in its ability to transform lives. Literacy helps eradicate poverty, reduce child mortality, curb population growth, achieve gender equality and ensure sustainable development, peace and democracy. We support the promotion of literacy and literate environment as an integral part of lifelong learning and to keep literacy high on National Agenda. Though our literacy programs, advocacy work and knowledge base, the organization works to realize the vision of a Literate India for all.

India’s literacy rate is 72.1 % below average world’s literacy rate 86.3% as indicated by UNESCO Institute for Statistics(UIS) data 2015. Almost world’s half illetrate population lives in India and two-third of them are female.
India’s largest population state, Uttar Pradesh having nearly 200 million population and 67.68% literacy rate which is below average national literacy rate 74.04 % as of 2011 census. Our Mission is to eradicate illiteracy, poverty and drive sustainable development.

There are 72 Districts, 821 Blocks and 106,773 Villages in Uttar Pradesh. Our aim is to establish a Literacy Center in each block, but in the first phase of program, focus is on 44 blocks of 5 districts (Hapur, Ghaziabad, Bulandshahr, Meerut and Muzuffarnagar) in Uttar Pradesh where literacy rate is below State /National literacy rate.
While we already working on “Savera Literacy Project “, we need your help to accomplish our mission.

Our Organisation is committed to cover all aspects of education. It has been entrusted to participate in the Global Education 2030 Agenda.

You can help to eradicate illiteracy, poverty and drive sustainable development. Your support is key in solving this problem.

Would you consider donating Min. Rs.1100/-to help us achieve our mission?

We thank you in advance for your support! As an all-volunteer, all-donation organization, we depend on your generous support.

Your donation is greatly appreciated!

Monetary donations keep our mission going—and ensure that yet another door isn’t closed for people in prison.

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