Thank you from Mrs McCarthy and Mellon Educate


Thank you to everyone who gave money towards my fundraising for my trip to South Africa with Mellon Educate.

I spent two weeks working with the young people and staff at Silversands High School in the Happy  Valley township in Cape Town.

It was a truly humbling and life changing experience for me. To see the townships and learn of the young people’s struggle to be educated and to get out of poverty was inspiring. The teachers are working so hard with so little resources to make a difference to the children’s lives. Teaching classes of 55 children was an interesting challenge at times.

During my time there I learned so much and hope to go back and work again in South Africa. Thank you for your support. You have helped so many children and teachers. If you wish to know more about Mellon Educate please visit and go to to see a video of the trip.

Saint John Houghton Catholic Voluntary Academy