The Charity Club

Charity Club was founded in 1989 and serves as one of Copenhagen International School’s oldest and most cherished clubs.

We support the Talented Women’s Club microcredit and nutrition project in Ghana. And, yes, it works! Women collectively own the funds, decide the interest rates and discuss who can make best use of the microcredit loans. We also collaborate with Global Nutrition and Health (GNH) at Metropolitan University, Copenhagen to improve the health of these talented women and their families.  

We have a variety of income-generating activities such as Valentine Roses, FIFA Tournaments and even awe-inspiring Charity Concerts. We participate in CIS events and festivals with face painting and selling beautiful Ghanaian handicrafts. But perhaps the favorite among parents is Trivia Night! Our famous Trivia Night consists of several rounds of fun questions answered as a team on each table. With breaks in between, parents have plenty of time to socialize and participate in the lottery. Charity Club member also have fun organizing these events.

All funds go to the Talented Women’s Club, our microcredit and nutrition initiative in a slum near the capital Accra.  Inspired by GNH students, the TWC now owns a plot of farmland bought with funds from Charity Club. The TWC has taken it to another level by adding rabbit and egg production. This will both give much needed protein to the poor families and generate funds for microcredit all can use. It is very unusual for women south of the Sahara to own land, and a group of women running their own farm is almost unheard of.  They are very proud.

Charity Club work generates a sense of responsibility and compassion for the less privileged and focuses on discussions on the value and challenges of international development work. All money earned is sent directly to those in need, making for a very personal relation between the givers and receivers. In June of 2020 we will organize a trip to Ghana so Charity Club members and the Talented Women can meet and further develop ideas for improving lives.

If you would like to join Charity Club, you can look forward to participating in our many different charity activities, and enjoy working with an enthusiastic and committed team of students.

Charity Club is open to all students from grades 9-12 and is an excellent, enjoyable CAS activity.

Contact the supervisors:

Amy Faircloth   alfair.dk@gmail.com  

Ute Reichert ute.reichert@cis.dk