Georgios A. Charalambous was born in Paphos (Cyprus) in 1991. He grew up speaking both English and Greek (bilingual) as his mother is British. His family moved to Nicosia in 2003 where he attended his secondary school studies at the English School Nicosia, one of the most prestigious and high-achieving secondary schools in Cyprus. There, he was involved in various extra-curricular activities such as Public Speaking and Debating (he attended two international competitions and came 1st in after-dinner speaking worldwide in one of them), European Youth Parliament (attended the international EYP session as a delegate and a national session as a Chairperson/organiser), MediMUN (Mediterranean model United Nations), as well as the School Choir, various Musicals etc. He graduated in 2010 with outstanding Marks (6.5 A-levels with A* and A grades and 9 IGCSE’s and O-levels with A* grades).
He then attended the Cypriot compulsory military service for 2 years and received the rank of 2nd Lieutant after partaking several exams (in which he came 3rd in Cyprus out of 1200 participants) and undertaking several months of training in Greece and Cyprus. He was accepted to study Law (LLB) at King’s College London, from which he graduated in 2015 with Upper Second Class Honours. At King’s he worked as a student ambassador for two years, where he was involved in organising various events at King’s, helping school students with their future academic prospects and representing the University at secondary schools and other occasions. Currently he is doing a second degree at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (long-distance) in Theology and he is also undertaking, parallel to that, the 12-month training to become a licensed lawyer at the Cypriot National Legal Service.
Georgios says that from a young age the desire to help others and show compassion to those in need and share in their pain and distress has been rooted in him and he is greatly eager to do this where and when possible. His current studies in Theology are evidence of this, as he believes that spirituality has undeniably much to provide for compassionate care and can help to promote patient welfare, as well as the welfare of the people who are close to patients, in many ways. He is very enthusiastic about the goals and aims of the International Institute for Compassionate Care and aspires to assist their achievement in any way possible.