Charterhouse proudly subscribes to the concept of ‘global citizenship’; indeed, Citizenship is part of the formal curriculum throughout the school, taught both in and outside the timetable. We are privileged to be in partnership with outstanding educational organisations abroad including:
Mellon Educate, South Africa
Mellon Educate is a genuinely life-changing charity, which provides school buildings and resources for the poorest communities in South Africa. Charterhouse’s relationship with this amazing organisation in 2017, when our Monitors raised £20,000 to support Mellon’s work in the South African townships. In August 2018, the first Charterhouse ‘Student Blitz’ took place, with 15 pupils and 3 teachers visiting Cape Town. The focus of the week was teaching literacy and science in three township schools, serving the Khayelitsha community, and it was a powerful, moving experience for all involved. As well as leading lessons, Carthusians studied alongside their South African peers, and made an emotional study visit to Robben Island with 25 Mellon Educate interns. Read more: Pupils Teach in Township Schools.
Port Harcourt Mentoring Programme
The Mentorship Project is a multinational, volunteer-based charity initiative, created with the mission to help orphanages all around the world. Our work with this project offers Charterhouse pupil led Zoom based tutor and mentor sessions to children at the Kings Village Orphanage in Port Harcourt, Nigeria. The initiative was founded by Sixth Form pupil Joshua Diri who had previously volunteered for the orphanage when he was younger. With the support of eight other Charterhouse pupils, Joshua and his fellow-founder Zhen Yang Lin, have run regular lessons in Maths, English and 'basic sciences' for ten children aged 10 to 15 at the orphanage. The classes have proved incredibly popular and successful and pupils have benefitted both at the orphanage and at Charterhouse alike.
Read more in Joshua Diri's report on the programme: Mentoring Programme