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News from our Girls

On this page you can find out more about our girls and how our help is benefitting them, their families and communities.

Priya’s family came to Delhi three years ago from Uttar Pradesh. The family was forced to flee their village after a fire destroyed their home and they lost everything. Priya’s father now works as a labourer in a grocery shop, and her mother prepares lunches for office workers.

Kim, from St Kitts, is in her final year at school and tells us of her determination to finish school, become a professional Chef and own her own restaurant.

The CGEF are delighted to be sponsoring eight new applicants from Rwanda. Read Nima's story below and why her head teacher thinks she deserves sponsorship.

The CGEF have been working hard to help support girls in some of the most rural, far-reaching and poverty stricken areas for almost half a century. Meet some of our newest candidates...


We are delighted to sponsor these wonderfully bright but financially challenged young women for the next four years. Special thanks to everyone who helped the CGEF connect to this corner of the Commonwealth and offer these five girls the opportunity to be educated.

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We are very excited to welcome 10 girls from rural Pakistan into the CGEF family. An exceptionally bright group, we hope the stability and peace-of-mind that comes from having their secondary school education sponsored will help these girls maintain their high academic standard and develop future leaders in their communities.

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The CGEF have been working hard to offer the opportunity of sponsorship to girls in some of the most far-flung areas of the Commonwealth, and the seven young women from PNG are no exception. Follow the link to read a very honest and insightful letter about one girl's life in rural PNG

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Five CGEF girls sponsored by the CGEF in Nigeria, have written essays detailing their views on Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in the run up to the International Day of Ending Violence against Women on 25th November 2016.

CGEF (formerly CCLEF) sponsored girls in ‪Nigeria‬...working hard to get themselves a quality education!

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