On Sunday 17th July 2016, SI Bristol got together for the Soroptimist International of Great Britain and Ireland (SIGBI) Day of Action. The day aims to encourage all clubs across the world to raise funds for the Soroptimist 3 year project for Meru Women.
Over the next three years Soroptimist Clubs will support the Meru Women’s Garden Project (MWGP), a collaboration with Child.org, that will educate, empower and enable women and girls in Meru County, Kenya.
The project provides sustainable gardening techniques and tools, enabling women to become mentors and pioneers of agricultural sustainability within the community. It will also educate girls on their rights, empowering them to stand up to damaging cultural practices like female genital mutilation (FGM).
By providing economic opportunities to women and girls, MWGP will achieve long term change by strengthening entire communities; improving the lives and opportunities for children and generations to come.
SI Bristol held a Garden Party to raise funds, which was enjoyed by all. SI Bristol Programme Action Officer Laura made sure that everyone enjoyed their strawberry and cream tea, including our mini Soroptimist Megan!
A wonderful afternoon of sunshine and strawberries raised £200 towards the Meru Women’s Garden Project.