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SIGBI Federation Project 2019 – 22

SIGBI Federation Project 2019 -22 ~

‘Empowering Girls in Nepal’ Partnership Terminated.

27 11 2020 Additional Information received earlier today.

To find out more click on Empowering Girls in Nepal – FAQs – Final Version – 25 November 2020.

20 11 2020 from SIGBI News Briefing:

SIGBI Ltd has terminated its partnership with ChoraChori UK (now Pipal Tree), to deliver the Empowering Girls in Nepal Project.

The Letter of Agreement (LOA) between SIGBI Ltd and ChoriChori UK, (now Pipal Tree), became frustrated by the fact that ChoraChori Nepal is no longer implementing the agreed project in Nepal.  This makes the LOA null and void.

No Further Donations to be Submitted:

Members please note that no further donations are to be submitted to SIGBI Ltd for the Empowering Girls in Nepal project.


“Gates of Bronze” by author Philip Holmes.

Philip explains his reasons for founding the charity “ChoraChori” in his book entitled “Gates of Bronze”.

To find out more click here.

6 09 2020 Gates of Bronze by Philip Holmes, ChoriChori Founder
6 09 2020 Gates of Bronze by Philip Holmes, ChoriChori Founder


5 09 2020 President Tina and members were delighted that Philip was able to join us at our virtual SI SS R Council Meeting today to give an update on the ChoraChori Project and other related interests.

25 08 2020 The Big Story competition ~

Winners announced today!

Congratulations to SI Dunfermline member Helen,  third prize winner in the Big Story competition in aid of SIGBI Federation Project 2019 – 22, ‘Empowering Girls in Nepal’,  for her Big Story ‘Primary School Memories in the Highlands of Kenya’; to find out more click here.

25 08 2020 Photos above show Ma and Pa Lavers who ran the Primary School in Kenya; Turi painting of the Rift Valley where the school was situated; Turi mural mentioned in the story and Helen, author of the Big Story. The Big Story – Helen Lyth   ”Primary School Memories in the Highlands of Kenya’.

11-13 09 2020 Virtual Kilt Walk Weekend!

12 09 2020 Members from four Clubs, three in Scotland South and one in Scotland North, took part in Kilt Walks in three different locations. All raised funds for ‘Empowering Girls in Nepal’.

To find out more about Kilt Walks click here.

First set of four photos below show SI SS R President Tina with SI Dunfermline members Ann, Estelle and Helen on their 10 mile walk from Vane Farm at Loch Leven to the Scots Larder and back.  Sunshine all the way!

12 09 2020 Second set of six photos show SI Paisley member Jenifer and SI Dundee member Maureen walking from Johnstone to Lochwinnoch and return by the cycle track.  A bit wet on the final lap!

12 09 2020 SI Kirkintilloch members Liz, Sadie and Jenny completed their 8.5kms Kilt Walk this morning.  They raised £400.00 for ‘Empowering Girls in Nepal!’

Each photo below shows two of the three members who took part.