On average over the past five years, we have sponsored 5 girls per year in Dominica.
The following story is from one of our beneficiaries, highlighting her ambition and the obstacles that prevented her from completing secondary school before she was sponsored.
To protect her identity, the name of the girl has been changed.
“In the near future, I would like to become a lawyer to help innocent people, advise clients and assist in bringing justice to my country.”
Jennifer applied to us for financial help in the wake of Hurricane Maria, which devastated Dominica in September 2017. Her community was one of the hardest hit, and her family lost their home. Jennifer lost many of her possessions, including her school uniform and textbooks, and her studies were affected as her school was forced to close for a month. Her family were still in temporary housing a year after the hurricane.
Jennifer worries very much about her family, so much so that her vision was temporarily affected through stress. Despite this, Jennifer achieved very good grades in her first year of secondary school, and did not miss a single day of school. With the CGEF’s help, we hope she will continue to flourish as her family try to get their lives back on track after the hurricane.
“I am inspired by the CGEF and I would like to help sponsor young girls who are not able to go to school once I have graduated from university”