In 2016/17, the Fund sponsored 355 girls across 32 Commonwealth Countries. Girls receive sponsorship for an average period of 4 years, allowing the fund to monitor progress and apply educational stability where, in most cases, economic, social, health or personal issues often obstruct a girl’s access to education.
Each year, the Trustees and Administrative Secretary discuss where priority should be given. The charity is assisted in this by the Diplomatic community, as well as regional and home supporters. Together they aid the CGEF in directing funds to schools where our assistance would be most effective.
The CGEF also utilise resources such as the Commonwealth Youth Development Index (YDI) to monitor the progress of member countries specifically within the domains of Education, Health & Well-being.
The following is a snapshot of our activity across the Commonwealth Member Countries