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. β€˜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.


About @saverango

Savera Society for Human Initiatives (@saverango) is a United Nations Accredited NGO in Special Consultative Status with UN- Economic and Social Council. 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.100/-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 goingβ€”and ensure that yet another door isn’t closed for people in prison.

You can donate us: (Payment gateway in India)

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You can also donate via PayPal: (Payment gateway in India and Abroad)

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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 goingβ€”and ensure that yet another door isn’t closed for people in prison.

You can donate us: (Payment gateway in India)

πŸ’ http://savera.ngo/PaymentMode.html

πŸ’ https://www.instamojo.com/@saverango/

You can also donate via PayPal: (Payment gateway in India and Abroad)

sarahspay@gmail.com

Support us when you shop!

If you’re an Amazon or Flipkart customer, you can also have 5% to 6% of your eligible purchases.

Enjoy 80% discount and along with it support Savera Society for Human Initiatives (#noextracost)

Kindly use following links while shopping :

Amazon ( Free Donation – upto 5%) :

πŸ’ https://www.amazon.in/?tag=gsered-21&ascsubtag=savera-society&cause=free-donation-for-ngo

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Savera Society for Human Initiatives (@saverango) is a United Nations Accredited NGO in Special Consultative Status with UN- Economic and Social Council.

The NGOs registered under the Societies Registration Act, 1860, are ‘not-for-profit’ organizations, and as such they are prohibited from distributing any monetary residual to their own members.

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┃ Welcome! Please take time to check out our website and social links!

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πŸ’ https://www.facebook/saverango

πŸ’ https://www.twitter.com/saverango

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Announcement|| Nominated for the Versatile Blogger Award|| Congrats @er_mmzahid @saverango #Saverians for this achievement!!! Thanks @libarah @petrel41

We are grateful to Libarah for graciously nominating @mmzahid for the Versatile Blogger Award!

We are honored! Won’t forget it! you’re awesome!

Rules:

β€’ If you are nominated, you’ve been awarded the Versatile Blogger Award

β€’ Thank the person who gave you the award

β€’ Include a link to their blog

β€’ Select 15 blogs/bloggers that you’ve recently discovered or follow regularly

β€’ Nominate those 15 bloggers for the Versatile Blogger Award

β€’ Finally, tell the person who nominated you 7 things about yourself

Seven things about me:

Myself Er. Mukhtar Zahid, B.E (Production) from M.I.T. Aurangabad, Maharashtra, India.

I am social activist and the President @saverango since 2009.

Father of two children, elder one is my son, Ammar Zahid,studying in 7th Std. and younger one is my doughter, Sarah Zahid, studying in 5th Std.

My wife Razia Sultana, an assistant teacher at a primary school.

I like watching News and TV shows and sometimes old movies!

My birthday is 13th December.

I launched an English Newspaper “Decent Pointer” on 1st January 2010 but unfortunately I couldn’t be able to continue it due to financial problems and stopped its publication after six months of lauch.

I would like to restart my Newspaper in future!

My Nominees:

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┃ Welcome! Please take time to check out the awesome blogs of my nominees!

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πŸ’ http://sumitofficial.wordpress.com/

πŸ’ https://mytravelcsp.wordprees.com/

If you have already been nominated for this award or if I nominated you for a different award, no biggie. Just know that I think you are great!

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I recommend checking out those blogs including

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They’re all super awesome. And if I forgot to tag you, my deepest apologies. You’re still the awesomest!

Thanks to

Mischievous Words By Marta

Thoughts With N

The Mom Blog WI

Manic Mama

Caffeine Chaos and Grace

Housewife Hustle

Too Much Character

Chaos and Quiet

The Story of John Sennett

The Over Tired Mum Blog

Stay At Homies

The Bipolar Writer Mental Health Blog

No Light Without Darkness

The Art of Blogging

Beauty Beyond Bones

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#EndPoverty Campaign run by @saverango on the occasion of International Day for the Eradication of Poverty.

Today! While observing International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, saverango organized a “Slogan Writing Competition” at a Modern Madarsa, Hapur, aiming to aware the community people about International Day.

Fifty Students participated in the program, students wrote the slogans in four languages (Hindi, English, Urdu and Arabic) and Prizes were distributed to the winners by the organization @saverango to motivate the children.

United Nations approve Special Consultative Status for @saverango

Savera Society for Human Initiatives (SSHI) was recently granted special consultative status by the United Nations Economic and Social Council. This is a major achievement for an organization run entirely by Humanitarians. Saverians work hard in extremely adverse conditions with available resources.
The Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) adopted the recommendation of the ECOSOC Committee on Non-Governmental Organizations to grant SSHI the designation at its July 24, 2018 coordination and management meeting.
The ECOSOC grants Special Consultative Status (hereafter: β€œSCS”) to NGOs whose programs are of direct relevance to the Aims and Objects of the United Nations. The SCS allows NGOs to attend UN conferences, designate UN representatives to all UN missions in the world, and circulate statements at ECOSOC and other UN meetings.
The SCS allows the SSHI to further fulfill its role as an international platform for youth, women, disadvantaged, poor and marginalized sections of the society to make their voices heard by decision makers. SSHI is looking forward to the challenge of making best use of the SCS in order to give young, creative, energetic, intellectual and humanist peoples’ views a more prominent place.There are 3 levels of Consultative Status, General, Special and Roster. With an estimated 10 million NGOs in the world, less than 0.0005%, or approximately 5000 NGOs in consultative status with the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), and SSHI is privileged to be among them.

Privileges of Special Consultative Status:
SSHI will now be able to submit written statements on areas of expertise to the United Nations to be circulated by the Secretary-General.
Other privileges include:
β€’ Place items on the provisional agenda of UN-ECOSOC;
β€’ Provide expert analysis on issues directly from experience in the field;
β€’ Serve as an early warning agent;
β€’ Help monitor and implement international agreements;
β€’ Help raise public awareness of relevant issues;
β€’ Play a major role in advancing United Nations goals and objectives;
β€’ Attend international conferences and events;
β€’ Organize side events;
β€’ Hold up to seven United Nations grounds passes;
β€’ May sit as observers at public meetings of UN-ECOSOC and its subsidiary bodies;
β€’ Submit written statements and make oral presentations to governments;
β€’ Have opportunities to network and lobby.

Representatives from SSHI, will have grounds passes at the New York headquarters in order to participate in U.N. work as well as in Geneva for the Human Rights Council.

SSHI is an Indian, not-for-profit and non governmental organization meeting a critical need in Indian society.

SSHI operates on the principle of humanitarianism, believing that people’s well-being is the most important goal for which to strive. Following from this are a special focus on lifelong learning opportunities to all, economic & social justice and poverty alleviation.
Since 2009, SSHI and the United Nations have had a longstanding, positive relationship our programs are of direct relevance to the goals of United Nations and working toward better communities and a better world without poverty.

“Special consultative status granted to our organization by the United Nations is further recognition of our very important role in the world,” said Er. Mukhtar Zahid President

for more info!
21 May – 30 May 2018 & 11 June: 2018 Resumed Session
Report of the 2018 Resumed Session
http://csonet.org/con…/documents/E-2018-32%20(Part%20II).pdf

TWEETS @saverango

The welcome ceremony #SSHIAC2018

United Nations approve Special Consultative Status for Savera NGO

Savera Society for Human Initiatives (SSHI) was recently granted special consultative status by the United Nations Economic and Social Council. This is a major achievement for an organization run entirely by Humanitarians.Saverians work hard in extremely adverse conditions with available resources.
The Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) adopted the recommendation of the ECOSOC Committee on Non-Governmental Organizations to grant SSHI the designation at its July 24, 2018 coordination and management meeting.
The ECOSOC grants Special Consultative Status (hereafter: β€œSCS”) to NGOs whose programs are of direct relevance to the Aims and Objects of the United Nations. The SCS allows NGOs to attend UN conferences, designate UN representatives to all UN missions in the world, and circulate statements at ECOSOC and other UN meetings.

The SCS allows the SSHI to further fulfill its role as an international platform for youth, women, disadvantaged, poor and marginalized sections of the society to make their voices heard by decision makers. SSHI is looking forward to the challenge of making best use of the SCS in order to give young, creative, energetic, intellectual and humanist peoples’ views a more prominent place.

There are 3 levels of Consultative Status, General, Special and Roster. With an estimated 10 million NGOs in the world, less than 0.0005%, or approximately 5000 NGOs in consultative status with the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), and SSHI is privileged to be among them.
Privileges of Special Consultative Status
SSHI will now be able to submit written statements on areas of expertise to the United Nations to be circulated by the Secretary-General.
Other privileges include:
β€’ Place items on the provisional agenda of UN-ECOSOC;

β€’ Provide expert analysis on issues directly from experience in the field;

β€’ Serve as an early warning agent;

β€’ Help monitor and implement international agreements;

β€’ Help raise public awareness of relevant issues;

β€’ Play a major role in advancing United Nations goals and objectives;

β€’ Attend international conferences and events;

β€’ Organize side events;

β€’ Hold up to seven United Nations grounds passes;

β€’ May sit as observers at public meetings of UN-ECOSOC and its subsidiary bodies;

β€’ Submit written statements and make oral presentations to governments;

β€’ Have opportunities to network and lobby.

Representatives from SSHI, will have grounds passes at the New York headquarters in order to participate in U.N. work as well as in Geneva for the Human Rights Council.
Read the full report from the 2011 resumed session of the ECOSOC Committee on NGOs
“SSHI is an Indian, not-for-profit and non governmental organization meeting a critical need in Indian society.

SSHI operates on the principle of humanitarianism, believing that people’s well-being is the most important goal for which to strive. Following from this are a special focus on lifelong learning opportunities to all, economic & social justice and poverty alleviation.

Since 2009, SSHI and the United Nations have had a longstanding, positive relationship our programs are of direct relevance to the goals of United Nations and working toward better communities and a better world without poverty.

Special consultative status granted to our organization by the United Nations is further recognition of our very important role in the world,” said

Er. Mukhtar Zahid
B. E. (Production)
President,
Savera Society for Human Initiatives
Off: 10 Revti Kunj, Railway Road, Hapur -245101 Uttar Pradesh, India

for more details:

21 May – 30 May 2018 & 11 June: 2018 Resumed Session

Report of the 2018 Resumed Session

TWEETS
The welcome ceremony #SSHIAC2018

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