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Programme Action Awards

London 2023 Conference 3-4 November 2023 - Climate for Change

1,861 reports were submitted by clubs in 2022-2023. These were whittled down to just two worthy nominations in each Assistant Programme Director’s area, one of which won the category award and one was the runner up.

New for this year was the Delegates Choice Award, which was chosen by Conference Delegates from all 10 nominated projects after they had given their presentations.

Details of the 10 projects are below, and the Delegates Choice award winner is given at the end. Congratulations to all these Clubs.

People and SDG 3 Health

Winner – SI Madurai

Anaemia Awareness Campaign

Anemia is a global health problem affecting both developing and developed countries. SI Madurai organised an anemia awareness campaign for 330 girls of Thiagaraja College of Arts. The 50 students who were found to be anemic were given nutritional tips and advice by their doctor members.

Runner up – SI Newtown

Mammogram Campaign

SI Newtown, Triniad and Tobago, raised awareness and understanding about breast cancer risk, specifically early intervention tools and overall breast health awareness, in addition to allaying the fears of women on the “discomfort” associated with getting a mammogram done

Planet and SDG 2 Zero Hunger

Winner – SI Bombay Chembur

Say No to Plastics

Throughout the month of June, members of SI Bombay Chembur collaborated with various schools and colleges to spread awareness on the need of environmental sustainability and the need to reduce Single use plastics which was the theme for World Environment Day.

Runner up – SI Bingley

Self-Select Food Bank

Members of SI Bingley, working in partnership with a range of organisations, volunteer at Bingley Community Kitchen’s weekly FoodSavers Market Stall. It provides a wide range of self-selected affordable food for vulnerable families. Food is saved from going into landfill and it offers customers an opportunity to save in a recognised Credit Union scheme.

Prosperity and SDG 4 Education

Winner – SI Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland

Public Speaking Competition

SI Northern Ireland and SI Republic of Ireland hold a joint Ireland Public Speaking Competition for girls each year. The girls gain confidence and the final is very well attended.

Runner up – SI Barbados

Building capacity for female entrepreneurs

SI Barbados created a series of master classes that focused on the most popular and most requested topics for female entrepreneurs. Their speakers were hugely accomplished women professionals. The lives of women were improved as they received the necessary education and capacity building tools for their businesses.

Peace and SDG 5 Gender Equality

Winner – SI Salisbury

Making Salisbury Safer

SI Salisbury carried out a number of initiatives to improve women’s safety in their city, from educating girls, to promoting “Ask Angela”, and they were instrumental in the launch of the Safety at Night Charter in Wiltshire and more specifically Salisbury.

Runner up – SI Trinidad and Tobago

Imagine ART Competition

Started by SI Newtown and adopted by the National Association, this competition was a celebration of International Women’s Day, whose theme was #embraceequity. Art pieces were submitted by more than 100 students which were displayed at the National Library of Trinidad and Tobago which saw many members of the general public visiting to view the artwork.

Partnerships and SDG 1 No Poverty

Winner – SI Barnstaple and District

Anti-Spiking Campaign

SI Barnstaple and District were awarded grants by the council to carry out their anti spiking campaign. They designed and purchased beer mats with anti spiking slogans and provided anti spiking kits to local pubs

Runner up – SI Stafford

Long term project for women in prison

SI Stafford have worked with HM Drake Hall Prison for several years, aiming to promote better outcomes for women prisoners, in terms of their mental health, relationships with their families and settling post-release by working closely with the Chaplaincy and other support services in the prison.

The winner of the Delegates Choice Award was SI Stafford. Congratulations to them.