Divya Rashi knows just where her future is heading. Into space. Her journey began at Christel House in Bangalore, India, a school run by the namesake nonprofit in India and supported by The PVH Foundation since 2015. The school focuses on transforming the lives of impoverished children through a holistic model focused on the ‘whole child’. It offers a wide range of support for more than 860 students, from K-12 education, character development, and healthcare to family assistance, university scholarships, and job placement.
As a kindergartener, securing a place at the school meant a lot for Divya and her mother, a single parent. She would receive not just a quality education but also two full meals each day – all while spending her time in an environment where children are encouraged to dream, imagine and experiment. “Christel House meant my mom could focus on her job without worrying about where tomorrow’s meals would come from or how to keep me safe and occupied all day without any help,” she reminisces.