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- Environmental Sustainability
- Food Security and Healthcare
- Learning Opportunities
- Violence and Conflict Resolution
- Educate to Lead for Global Impact
Soroptimist Clubs are connected through Friendship Links. This is a way to share Soroptimist work, partner in community projects and in times of disaster come together as one voice and one force – as did Soroptimists across the Federation to show support for the brave Malala Yusufzai.
The SIGBI Federation has 29 countries in UK, Republic of Ireland, Asia, Africa, the Caribbean Islands and Malta. The diversity is immense. Friendship links afford the opportunity for Clubs to highlight the similarities and celebrate the dissimilarities of different cultures in different societies. It becomes a learning curve for visiting Soroptimists, and so a take off point for better understanding and goodwill.
Tied to these links come opportunities for Grants of Friendship, study tours, extended visits pre or post the conference and many more exchanges. For newly chartered Clubs friendship links open up a world of Soroptimist possibilities.
Clubs make and develop friendship links as part of their club activity. In fact the thrust is that through Friendship links clubs must come together on projects with the three Es (Educate, Empower, Enable). So friendship links are woven into Programme Action. Several clubs across regions, countries and federations are already co-operating on joint projects and the resultant success is inspirational.
For Soroptimists who want more information about how to set up a Friendship Link, Friendship Link Newsletters and much more then please visit the Members’ section of this website.
Federation Friendship Link Co-ordinator.