Soroptimist International of San Fernando is a women’s service organisation with consultative status with the United Nations. Their programme action work is designed with the aims of educating, enabling and empowering women and girls and to build awareness of the importance of the rights of women and girls.
SI San Fernando has continued its support of the Trinidad and Tobago Music Festival Association by being involved in all aspects of its planning and execution. Last Festival the club donated three challenge trophies. This year the Soroptimists added a bursary which would cover the cost of music lessons for one year to be presented to the most outstanding girl in the South region.
In her selection, the adjudicator, Ms Belinda Mikhail wrote,
“She has a lovely developing tone, a bright personality and a charming stage presence. She sang solo classes of many different vocal styles, winning the folk song class both in the South and at the Championships and she sang in duets, trios, quartets and numerous choirs. She was so successful that she won the Myers Shield (Junior) for Outstanding Individual Achievement in 10 + Classes.
She is clearly a worthy candidate. In order to compete so many times and sing so many songs over such a short period of time, she must have an incredible work ethic and this is to be commended.
I have no hesitation in recommending Sydney Mohan for the Soroptimist International San Fernando Bursary.”