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Nelly dreams of becoming an electrical engineer, just like her father. He used to work as an electrician for the Uganda railways before the government closed the corporation down. He now earns what income he can from electrical odd jobs, but it is not enough to support the education of his four children. The family frequently default on their school fees, forcing Nelly’s father to borrow money or plead with the headteacher to allow his children to continue in school.

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.

On Sunday 15th July 2018, the CGEF participated in the Virgin Sport British 10k Run, presented by ASICS.

On Tuesday 10th April 2018, the CGEF hosted a splendid evening of pan-Commonwealth music and entertainment to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the charity and the Commonwealth Summit  in London.  

As the Commonwealth Girls Education Fund celebrates its 50th Anniversary Year its Alumnae Association takes the opportunity to celebrate the life of the late Alice Hemming.

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.