On average over the past five years, we have sponsored 4 girls per year in Guyana.
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.
”My favourite subject is Integrated Science so I hope to become a food scientist in future”
Annie is a very intelligent and disciplined student. Her outstanding performance at Primary school awarded her a scholarship to attend a prestigious secondary school. However, she is originally from a remote indigenous farming community, which is very far away from the school and her parents’ income could not withstand the costs of her tenure. It seemed Annie would not be able to take her place until the CGEF were able to help by providing fees for her books, uniform and stationary.
“In order to take my place at secondary school, I spent a month with a relative however, due to lack of supervision and study time; I was transferred to a school dormitory where I presently reside. I have made new friends (more like sisters) who share similar ethnic backgrounds and native culture. School is also great and the teachers are kind and supportive”