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SI Chaguanas

Soroptimist International of Chaguanas is a group of dynamic women who enjoy the camaraderie and networking opportunities that result from working together on projects that benefit the community.

Our mission is to transform the lives of women and girls through education, empowerment and enabling opportunities.

We are members of the wider Soroptimist International of Great Britain and Ireland club and have consultative status at the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) at the United Nations thus we follow many of the United Nations significant dates including International Women’s Day, World Environment Day, Elimination Of Violence Against Women’s Day and International Day of Women and Girls in Science.

SI Chaguanas participated in the SI Friendship Day hosted by SI San Fernando at La Vega, Gran Couva on the 19th of March, 2023. They were all dressed various combinations of attire representing the sixties which was the theme for the event.

Soroptimists participate in IWD March 2023
SI Chaguanas, SI Port of Spain and SI Esperance participated in the Women’s Rights Alliance Annual Solidarity March on the 11th of March 2023 around the Queen’s Park Savannah. This was organized by the Institute for Gender and Development Studies, UWI, the network of NGOs, WINAD, CIWILTT among others. The theme for the event was “Embrace Everyone.” This event which was well attended by various women organizations in the country was in commemoration of IWD, 8th March, 2023. There were speeches at various stops around the Savannah.

For International Women’s Day and beyond, let’s all fully #EmbraceEquity.

The aim of the IWD 2023 #EmbraceEquity campaign theme is to get the world talking about why equal opportunities aren’t enough. People start from different places, so true inclusion and belonging require equitable action.

Equity means creating an inclusive world. Each one of us can actively support and embrace equity within our own sphere of influence.

We can all challenge gender stereotypes, call out discrimination, draw attention to bias, and seek out inclusion.

Collective activism is what drives change. From grassroots action to wide-scale momentum, we can all embrace equity.

Forging gender equity isn’t limited to women solely fighting the good fight. Allies are incredibly important for the social, economic, cultural, and political advancement of women. Everyone everywhere can play a part.

Share the passion and excitement that comes from valuing and supporting difference. Together we can work collectively to impact positive change.


SI Chaguanas assists Sri Dattatreya Yoga Centre in the preparation and donation of food to flood victims

SI Chaguanas members spent a serviceful Saturday morning on the 4th December 2022 prepping vegetables and boxing meals in association with the Sri Dattatreya Yoga Centre at Orangefield Road, Carapichaima.

600 meals were prepared for donation to those who were affected by the recent floods which devastated several areas in Trinidad and Tobago

Recent Activities:

SITT National Association – 49th AGM

A lovely turnout from SI Chaguanas!

Soroptimist International National Association of Trinidad and Tobago held its 49th Annual General Meeting on Saturday, September 17th, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. at Sky View Lounge, San Fernando.

It was a glorious return to an in-person meeting since our last AGM in 2019. All clubs were represented—SI Anaparima, SI Chaguanas, SI Couva, SI Esperance, SI Newtown, SI Port of Spain, and
SI San Fernando. Despite a bit of inclement weather, it was a great turnout of members.


World Environment Day 2022

Together, we will plant 50 fruit trees for World Environment Day!
Thank you to everyone who supported the call and selected a fruit tree (breadfruit, soursop, lemon, dragon fruit or dwarf pommecythere). Send us photos of the planted trees.

“Eco restoration can take place by planting trees, greening cities, changing diets, or cleaning up rivers and coasts, and rewilding gardens.” (Source: UNEP)

International Women’s Day 2022

In commemoration of International Women’s Day 2022, each of the seven Soroptimist International clubs of Trinidad and Tobago produced a video addressing:

A Mother’s work is REAL. Mothering through the Pandemic.

Whether deliberate or unconscious, bias makes it difficult for women to move ahead. Knowing that bias can’t exist isn’t enough.

#BreakTheBias #IWD2022

In celebration of SI’s Centenary, on Sunday, July 25, 2021, SITT published a 24-page newspaper supplement with the Guardian Newspaper, Trinidad.
Here’s our full-page editorial…

To read the entire supplement, click on the link below to access our FlipBook:


In commemoration of International Women’s Day 2021, all six Soroptimist International Clubs of Trinidad and Tobago united to produce a series of videos featuring prominent local women who choose to challenge gender bias and inequality.

These women hail from different backgrounds and each shared their journey and determination to forge a gender-equal world.

We present Asiya Mohammed.   #ChooseToChallenge


To date our projects include cancer screenings in rural communities across the country biannually, conduct health fairs, host workshops and environmental education.

We also support many other organizations in their projects by practical and/or financial support, and through advocacy.

In 2014, the club was nominated and became first runner up in the Energy Chambers Award for Best Environmental Project. We were also awarded a Certificate of Appreciation for the project by the United Nations Environmental Program.

The club’s main source of funding is their annual lunch/tea party held in the May/June of each year.

For more information on our work please visit: