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When Christel House Jamaica (CHJ) first opened in October, K-2 students were learning remotely. Marsha McPherson, Information Technology teacher, says the level of poverty faced by the children is sobering. “The experience has been eye-opening in terms of the number of students that are in need. Poverty is often spoken about, but when in fact you are faced with it, it brings a whole new level of appreciation and compassion,” she says. Students are now learning in-person at the school. McPherson, who has a degree in Computer Science and Mathematics, discovered Christel House and fell in love with the mission. “My dream was to always help children in need.” For McPherson, the first few weeks at the newest Christel House have been full of joy. “I look forward every day to going to work. I love being in the presence of the children and with persons who have the same goal and vision for each child,” she says. “I believe Christel House Jamaica will have a tremendous impact on the students, their families and the wider community.” McPherson knows the school will bring change. “Christel House represents a great example for future schools to follow and for current schools to emulate.”


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