Educate, Empower, Enable – Student Blog

Blog posted on 18th January 2018 by Paul Crouch on AKS Lytham Independent School School Blogs Page.
Fylde Soroptimists have been working with AKS Lytham Independent School and set up a Soroptimist School Club.

Our first student blog of 2018 comes from some of the girls in our AKS Soroptimists Youth Group who meet on a weekly basis. They are looking forward to their chartering ceremony on Tuesday with the Fylde Soroptimists International Group who support them in so many ways. The group are on a mission to twin every toilet in our school by sponsoring new toilets for children in schools in developing countries. Let’s find out why the girls have joined the Soroptimists Youth Group at AKS and what they hope to achieve:

I have decided to become a member of the AKS Soroptimists Youth Group because I am very interested in how the group gives people opportunities to help others from around the globe. I also decided to be a member because of the awareness of important problems that I may not have previously been aware of and how the group wants to spread the power of education and tries to help solve problems I would love to be involved with.

Grace – Year 10

I have decided to become a member of the Soroptimist Group because I believe that everyone deserves a chance, especially when it comes to education. With this, I believe that empowerment for women is very important, as well as human rights.

Georgia – Year 13

I am part of the Soroptimist Youth Group because I know that I will never live a life as hard as the lives of the people we will help. I understand this, and I understand that I will never truly know how some people feel. This is why I want to help, to make a difference, because as people in more privileged positions we need to do all we can to help those in need around the world. Ever since I was a child I have been passionate about equality and the freedom of people to do ‘basic’ things, such as eating, drinking and going to the bathroom. In everyday life we take these for granted and not only do I personally want to change these lives, I want to raise awareness in the community and get them to help as well. I suppose that I decided to become a member because of my need to know that I am doing something. That I am making a difference in the world. If you don’t try and make a difference wherever you can, you’re wasting your time, because that is why we are here. We are all here to change someone’s life, even just a minuscule amount, for the better.

Eve – Year 10

I had never heard of the organisation before, however when I heard about the work that they are doing I knew immediately that I wanted to be a part of it.

Lucy – Year 10

I feel strongly about equal rights and opportunities, especially for women in developing countries, as they are often disregarded. I also feel good about the fact that I will be able to help people all across the world, not just locally. As well as the fact that I want to spread awareness of the charity and what it does, because there are people who haven’t heard about it.

Caitlin – Year 12

I want to be a lawyer in the future, possibly going into human rights or criminology. I am already a member of AKS Action and have been a volunteer at a soup kitchen since being in Year 9. I really wanted to join the AKS Soroptimist Youth Group because I really enjoy volunteer work and working with charities.

Georgie – Year 12

Find out more

You can find out more about our Soroptimist School Clubs here.

If you are a Soroptimist and would like to set up a School Club in your local area take a look at School Clubs page of the Members’ Area. Here you’ll find further information including a guide.

If you need further information please contact Sally Higgins, Membership and Website Officer on sally@sigbi.org.