As we pursue our mission and vision, we are extremely proud of the impact we are making in the lives of both local and international residents in Hong Kong. Chatteris aspires to facilitate significant, lasting impact in all of our partners including Hong Kong students, our graduate tutors from across the world, and all our community partners.
To Our Partner Students
We are continuously seeking out new avenues to allow them to use English in an engaging, authentic, and enjoyable manner so they view English as an essential life skill.
To Our Tutors
We are developing and refining their teaching skills and transferable skills to allow them to pursue their future careers in education, in non-profit organisations, or in other fields.
To Our Community Partners
We are establishing a network of supportive, mutually beneficial partners who work together to support deserving students and beneficiaries across Hong Kong in order to offer them the opportunities they deserve.
Hear Louis’s Story
Being a teenager anywhere is tough, but being a teenager in the Hong Kong education system brings with it a unique set of challenges. A pressurised, heavily exam-focused education means that students often struggle with stress and burnout, and nowhere is this more true than for their English lessons. With 230,000 students living under the poverty line, and therefore unable to access extra English support or holiday in English-speaking countries, it is hard for students to see it as an essential mode of communication rather than merely a theoretical classroom subject.
When I was in school, English was so much fun, yet at the same time, I realised some difference between the English lessons given by the local teacher and the Chatteris Tutor.
Spending time with the Chatteris Tutor for 3 years in my school has totally changed my attitude towards learning English as they planned fun games and gave us encouragement to speak English in front of people confidently [sic].”
Louis, Form 5 student
From over 10 different countries
From over 30 different schools
Of interactive lessons, extracurricular activities, and experiential learning opportunities each year
With over 3000 hours of their free time, impacting at-risk communities across Hong Kong
Since 2006, We Have Impacted
Across primary, secondary, and post-secondary schools
Chatteris In The Community
As well as our school programmes, Chatteris is also dedicated to improving the English skills of less privileged citizens across Hong Kong. Our community programme includes a vast range of projects, from our weekend hiking club for students to Sunday workshops for domestic workers, and supports beneficiaries ranging from refugees and asylum seekers to children with Special Educational Needs.
All of these projects are delivered by our team of tutors pro bono in their evenings and weekends, as they seek to support and inspire at-risk members of the Hong Kong community.
Feature Project – Heep Hong
A third of Hong Kong children have some form of Special Educational Needs and there is a distinct lack of understanding and opportunities for their future professional and personal development in the city. Many support centres are oversubscribed and struggle to keep up with demand.
To try and help address this, Chatteris recently entered into a partnership with Heep Hong Society, a leading SEN support organisation in Hong Kong. Our tutors lead weekend storytelling sessions and activities for the children, forming incredible connections along the way.
Feature Project – TCK Learning Centre
Hong Kong is home to hundreds of thousands of migrant domestic workers, many of whom have had limited educational opportunities and are employed abroad to help support their families in their home country.
TCK was founded by migrant workers to serve other migrant workers. Volunteers at the centre run a variety of workshops every Sunday. These English-language sessions are based on a variety of topics that are of interest to the attendees, such as arts and crafts, wellbeing, languages, and computer skills. Chatteris assists with the delivery of these sessions at the centre, hosting English-language workshops on a huge range of themes – creating an authentic and relaxed environment for communicative English development.
Our collaboration with TCK allows us to assist in providing valuable educational opportunities to migrant workers by exposing them to English speakers from all around the world. This mutually beneficial partnership is also a fantastic opportunity for Chatteris Tutors to share personal knowledge and skills with a large and motivated community of beneficiaries, in addition to helping them develop their confidence and English language skills