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About Us

The CCL’s charitable arm is the CCL Education Fund which sponsors bright needy girls to give them equal opportunities for secondary or high school education in their own countries. Over 3000 girls from challenging backgrounds have been supported in this way. Their progress is closely monitored and their success stories are heart warming. Meet the Board of Trustes and read about the work of the charity in the following pages.


The CGEF's involvement with the Commonwealth Consortium for Education (CCfE) and the Council for Education in the Commonwealth

The current Trustees and Administrative Secretary are listed on this page

In 2016/17, the Fund sponsored 355 girls across 32 Commonwealth Countries. Girls receive sponsorship for an average period of 4 years, allowing the fund to monitor progress and apply educational stability where, in most cases, economic, social, health or personal issues often obstruct a girl’s access to education.

The British Commonwealth League was established on Monday 25 May 1925 ...“To secure equality of liberties, status and opportunities between men and women in the British Commonwealth of Nations” ... a society concerned with issues of equal citizenship and influence, and that the claims of women citizens should be understood – and asserted – in the political sphere.

The Commonwealth Girls Education Fund (CGEF) is a registered charity, no. 1048908, formerly known as Commonwealth Countries League Education Fund (CCLEF). 

  • To sponsor girls of ability through secondary school where, without financial assistance, they would be unable or unlikely to continue.
  • To give them a sense of their own value and worth.
  • To enable them to act as ambassadors for female education within their own communities.