To highlight International Women’s Day, members of Birkenhead Soroptimists exhibited a display at Wirral Grammar School for Girls, showcasing the work that they do locally and the projects they are involved in internationally. On 7th and 8th March, Sue Cotton, who is one of our members, also gave a talk in the school assembly to approximately 500 girls in years 10, 11 and 12. Sue commented on how lucky the girls were both socially and educationally compared to other young women in the third world. She emphasised the importance of giving women the tools and life skills to create a better life for themselves and their families. We had a really good response from the girls, who are going to encourage other year groups to help with the Mary’s Meals project. Headmistress Elaine Cogan also spoke during assembly, endorsing SIGBI’s principles of educating, empowering and enabling women and girls. She said that for each woman you educate, this will have a positive effect on their family’s wellbeing and status within their community.
Birkenhead Soroptimists would like to thank Mrs Cogan and all the girls and staff at Wirral Grammar School for Girls for making them so welcome over the two days.