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The CCLEF, in collaboration with the India Association for the Blind, is sponsoring five blind girls at St Amalarakkini school in Tamil Nadu, India.

The CCLEF has also undertaken to sponsor an additional five girls in 2016 and 2017 bringing the total number of blind girls sponsored in that school to 15.

In India, Tamil Naud is the 11th largest state by area and the sixth most populous state.

The photos show CCLEF Trustee Anne Munt Davies who attended the opening ceremony of the new residential block, named in honour of Niti Patel, on 21 March 2015.

Niti's husband, DK Patel, pictured with Anne, raised the funds for the building with friends and supporters based in Hong Kong.

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You are Invited !

Run by the Royal Commonwealth Society since 1883, the Commonwealth Essay Competition is the world’s largest schools’ international writing competition and is open to all young people aged 18 and under.  This year’s theme, 'A Young Commonwealth', recognises that young people account for the majority of the Commonwealth’s population and play a vital role in shaping the world that we live in, now and in years to come.

The Royal Commonwealth Society is inviting young people to share their hopes and concerns for the future, thereby generating an important youth perspective and Commonwealth wide dialogue as the international community gathers to set development goals for the next 15 years.

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The 2015 competition invites young people to submit essays relating to this year’s theme, 'A Young Commonwealth’. The Queen’s Essay Competition 2015 is run by the Royal Commonwealth Society in partnership with Cambridge University Press.

The closing date for entries is May 1st 2015. Further information can be found at


Twitter: @The RCSLondon

Facebook: www.facebook/rcsyouth

In 2015, the Commonwealth has chosen The Young Commonwealth as its theme and has published materials for children, young people, communities and schools to mark this theme.

We visit our girls - Louisa ServicePatron of the CCL and Trustee of CCLEF (third from right), with sponsored girls in Grenada

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Two friends to cycle over 1000km from Seville to Santiago de Compostela in aid of charity