I first applied to Chatteris Educational Foundation because, unlike the vast majority of my friends - and seemingly all of my course, I wasn’t ready to start my career in accountancy. Instead, I have invested myself in an organisation that empowers underprivileged Hong Kong students - and I have no regrets. Somewhat ironically, what started out as a bit of a “gap-year jolly” has led to a significant amount of both personal and professional growth, all while my friends inquire as to whether I’m actually ever not on holiday. In my second year at Chatteris, I am already a Secondary Programme Manager; helping lead a team of 21 tutors with a total outreach of over 10,000 students while also heavily influencing/directly managing key Chatteris initiatives. Additionally, I have forged some incredibly meaningful relationships with colleagues and students, and I will forever cherish my experiences in this special region.