Clubs working at a location level often partner with other Soroptimist clubs throughout the world to Educate, Empower and Enable women and girls to plan for their future, for their economic growth and to open doors to their dreams.

These project showcase how working at a local level impacts the lives of women and girls on a global level.

 

SI Bayside - Lighting the Way  

 
"Lighting the Way to Climate Justice", is a joint project by SI Bayside and SI Lae. This project provides alternative energy devices to women and children in village communities lacking easy access to electricity and with very limited traditional means of access. The plan involved solar lantern distribution and education on the environment and a personal ecological footprint.  Women and girls in remote Papua New Guinean villages were enabled to study, work at night and be safe while learning.  

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   SI On the Terrace - Women in Prisons Forum  

 
After reading the report on Bandyup Women's Prison by the Western Australian Inspector of Custodial Services which drew attention to the poor living conditions faced by women in Western Australia's only maximum security prison for women, Soroptmists from SI On the Terrace and SI Maylands, conducted a forum titled "The State of the Women’s Estate: Women in WA Prisons was held on 16 May 2016. The Inspector of Custodial Services was the key-note speaker at the event which was attended by over 100 people from women's organisations and other groups interested in the issue. A Women in Prison's Working Group made up of members from the two clubs has continued to meet to develop a strategy built around suggestions that emerged from the forum. The strategy is expected to include both immediate and longer-term actions to assist the women; lobbying government to consider alternatives to imprisonment and to provide suitable programs for imprisoned women and awareness raising.

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 SI Lautoka - Literacy Program 2016  

 
To celebrate International Literacy Day on 8th of September, and to promote literacy as an instrument to empower individuals, communities and societies SI Lautoka donated 70 story books to the students of Lomolomo Public School, which is a rural primary school. At the presentation, SI Lautoka members advocted on the importance of reading to the students and encouraged students to read the books and submit summaries by the end of October. The students were advised that the top 5 summaries would receive a $25.00 cash prize. 

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