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As the royal tour of the Pacific draws to a close, it is evident that women’s’ empowerment and education was a hot topic during speeches made by the Duchess of Sussex.

On Tuesday 18th September 2018, Jenny Ives and her alumnae association team coordinated another well attended Alice Hemming Lunch. The annual event, held at the The National Liberal Club in London, is an opportunity for the CGEF to raise funds for its alumnae association.

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On Saturday 10th November 2018, the Commonwealth Countries League will be hosting its annual Commonwealth Fair at Kensington Town Hall. It's the perfect opportunity to buy food, drink and crafts from all over the Commonwealth, with live entertainment throughout.

Joyceline Tapole was a straight-A student, top of the class in almost all her subjects. Her ambition was to become an agriculturist so that she could serve the community in her remote mountain village and teach them how to grow better crops. 

The inhabitants of Dominica are no strangers to natural disasters, and the island has always been especially vulnerable to hurricanes and tropical storms. But Hurricane Maria, in September last year, eclipsed all other natural disasters in the country’s history.

Ayesha also comes from Uttar Pradesh. She arrived in Delhi five years ago with her mother and three younger siblings. Ayesha’s father was an abusive alcoholic. When her mother tried to stand up to him, she was threatened by her in-laws. Eventually she was forced to leave her husband, taking her children with her, to begin a new life for them in Delhi. She found work as a cleaner in a local school and remains the sole breadwinner for her family.