Each year club members discuss and agree which projects the club will support. These are a mix of local, national and international projects.
Some of our most proud achievements have been through working with partners:
- We worked with toilettwinning.org to bestow Toilet Twinned status on the City of Chester – the first UK city to achieve this – by encouraging local organisations, schools, businesses and churches to twin their loo.
- We donated £300 worth of high street vouchers to Chester Aid for the Homeless so that they could provide female clients with an opportunity to purchase new underwear.
Soroptimist International members also use the power of their global network to work on joint projects and these are generally international in flavour
See Solar Cook Solar was an international project providing:
- solar cookers (to reduce time taken for women to collect firewood and safer, more economical and environmentally sustainable alternatives to traditional stoves);
- solar lanterns (to extend study time for school children and to provide light in refugee camps);
- solar panels to a school.
This project was mediated by local Soroptimist Clubs, which ensured strong, local governance.
To find out more and how these projects, and others we are involved with, have transformed the lives of women and girls, please contact us via twitter @chestersi, firstname.lastname@example.org, or facebook.com/Soroptimistchester.