Women making a difference locally and globally
By Educating, Empowering and
Enabling Women and Girls
through the Projects below:
STEM(Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths)
As part of the STEM initiative 55 copies of the Book Women in Science circulated to schools in Torfaen, Newport and Blaenau Gwent.
We support a girl in Indonesia to help continue her education.
EMPOWERING GIRLS IN NEPAL
£160 was raised at a coffee morning for this our Federation Project which supports rape survivors, trafficked and vulnerable girls as they rebuild their lives.
WOMEN, WATER AND LEADERSHIP IN KENYA , BULGARIA,MALAYA AND INDONESIA
£58.70 was sent to the President’s Appeal in lieu of Christmas cards
65 backpacks including pencils, paper, clothes and shoes have been sent to Haiti, Kenya and Malaw to help a child to go to school
ELIMINATION OF VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN
On 25 November 25th, the UN day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and Girls.we organised an event (Orange the World) advertising our work as Soroptimists at Pontypool Leisure Centre and as well as speak ingto numerous people we sold jewellery and teddies. We raised £45 for Alzheimers. £50 for Women’s Aid. We also take toiletries and anything else they need e.g. bedding as ongoing support.
TRAFFICKING AND ANTI SLAVERY
We held an open meeting about this to raise awareness. One of our members is in regular contact with the Medaille Trust who provide refuge and freedom from modern day slavery.
We donate foods to the local food banks.
SEWING AND KNITTING PROJECTS
We made and donated a number of drain-bags to Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospital to be used to hold pain-drivers for children.
Raised £35 for Breast Cancer Care from sale of these made by members
KNITTED COMFORT TEDDIES
Given to children in need of comfort in times of need . Donated 491 to 13 primary schools in our area including Crown Bridge Special School, Serennu Children’s Centre ( Sparkle), Nevil Hall Children’s Centre, Noah’s Ark Children’s Centre, Bobath Children’s Therapy Centre, Gwent Missing Children Unit, South East Wales Adoption Agency, St.David’s Hospital for Children’s Grief Week, SARC, South Wales Ambulance and Age Concern Torfaen.
To support these Projects there’s a busy calendar of social and fundraising events in addition to our business and speaker meetings so if you would like to join us or find out more please use the Contact us button at the top of the page or get in touch with a member, and you will be made to feel very welcome. We meet on the second Monday of the month (Excluding December and August) at Greenmeadow Golf and Country Club, Croesyceiliog, Cwmbran)
Sunday, 1 March, 2020, 40th Anniversary Lunch, Cwrt Bleddyn, Usk