What do we do – as a region?

image 3 web smallThere are ten Soroptimist clubs across East Anglia.

Together we have supported a number of international projects. Always, a member of one of our clubs acts as link, visiting the project regularly to make sure that not a penny is wasted. Our recent projects include:

  • -The renovation of two small schools in Malawi, by providing new toilets and a new classroom. We also provided new winter clothing for the children and our club funded football kit for two football teams.
  • -The training of two AIDS nurse through the Hillcrest project in a South African township. Both were thrilled and told us how it had impacted on them and their families and colleagues – their own daughters and fellow-nurses are now determined to get themselves educated! Our picture shows the workshop, set up to help recovering patients put their lives back together and care for their families.
  • The elimination of the jigger virus in the Kwale region of Kenya – this is managed by a member of the Great Yarmouth club through their Neat Feet, Happy Hands Project.
  • Our current project, via SI Kings’ Lynn, is  the Pelandaba Orphans Fund. We are raising funds to pay primary & secondary school fees for orphans living in & around Pelandaba, a suburb of Bulawayo, Zimbabwe.