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

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Mr. William Osafo, Head of the Education Section at the Ghana High Commission, during a visit to five CGEF (formerly CCLEF) sponsored girls in Ghana. For more pictures click here.

Ghana HC visits CCLEF girls

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CCLEF Supporter Gary

Congratulations to supporter Gary Burns, who has participated in the British 10K London Run as a CCLEF runner four times in the last eight years, and was placed in the 2015 Just Giving’s top 1% of national fundraisers!

Join us this year - Contact Trustee and Run Co-ordinator Jagravi Upadhyay at for more information on becoming part of our team for the 2016 British 10K London Run which takes place in July 2016.

10K logo 2016

28 runners - £24,000 raised

News from the Emusoi Centre,Tanzania, where the CGEF (formerly CCLEF) has sponsored a number of girls.

The following picture shows six new graduates,  along with their letters of thanks. They are all waiting for their exam results which will be announced mid-February 2016. 

One of the girls, Nasiyanda, has asked to stay at Emusoi to await the results because she fears being hassled at home to marry.   These girls receive a lot of pressure to get married because their families think they have finished school.  Hopefully, all these girls will be able to go on to advanced level studies.

 A wonderful success story so far, and a testament to the hard work of everyone at the Emusoi Centre. Congratulations to our girls!

Tanzania CCLEF graduates

On 2 December 2015, the CCL Commonwealth Fair organisers welcomed guests to their traditional thank you party at Marlborough House in London.

This year's fair was another successful event and CCL President, Mrs Nalini Paranavitane presented our Hon Treasurer Ms Judith Fisher with a cheque from the CCL to the Education Fund for £8,000,  which included the proceeds of the raffle and the first stage payment from the 2015 CCL Commonwealth Fair profits.

CCL Fair cheque presentation to CCLEF

From left: CCL Hon.Treasurer, Mrs. Roxanne St Clair, CCL President Mrs Nalini Paranavitane, CGEF (formerly CCLEF) Hon Treasurer Ms Judith Fisher and Mr Eric Peake. 

IMG 4474CGEF  Trustee and President, and CCL Patron  Ms Louisa Service OBE addressing the guests present.

IMG 4481CCL guests with  CGEF Hon Treasurer Ms Judith Fisher (second from left) and CGEF Trustee and President, and  CCL Patron  Ms Louisa Service OBE (centre).