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We are proud and delighted to announce that on 2 June 2018, Soroptimst International Bournemouth won The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service 2018 for their STEM Challenge, which has been taking place for the past six years.
The citation reads: “Inspiring and encouraging girls into STEM based learning and careers through an annual Challenge.”
The 2018 challenge was taken up by 32 teams of girls in Years 8 and 9 from 11 schools who were required to design, build and cost a project to help people in the poorest parts of the world. The end product had to be sustainable, fit for purpose and cost effective in a world where 884 million people lack access to clean water, 840,000 people die each year from water, sanitation and hygiene related causes and every 20 seconds a child dies from a water related illness.The projects focused on areas such as the provision of clean water, shelter, improved sanitation, safer food, improved health, solar power and recycling.
Two Members of the Club have also been invited to a Garden Party at Buckingham Palace on Tuesday 5 June 2018.
Congratulations to SI Bournemouth.