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SI Esperance

Soroptimist International Esperance was chartered on December 9th 2018 and is the newest of the eight Soroptimist Clubs in Trinidad and Tobago. We encourage openness to new inspiring ideas in developing club projects, succession planning and retention of membership. The club member’s ages range from 92 to 27 and bring a unique blend of Soroptimist experience and effervescent youth. We may be the newest club, but we bring with us 172 years of service as Soroptimists.

‘Esperance’ is French for Hope, and by Educating, Empowering and Enabling opportunities through service, we will bring ‘Esperance’ to women and girls in rural areas.

IMAGINE- school art competition.

Soroptimist International Esperance’s art pieces from the SITT National Association School Art Competition are on display at the Rotunda, National Library and Information Systems Authority (NALIS). The theme for the competition was “IMAGINE what a world free from violence against women and girls would look like.”

You are welcome to visit the exhibition at NALIS between the hours of 8.30 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Saturday from 9 am to 2 p.m.

For more information on their People’s choice awards, visit their Facebook Page.

Members of Soroptimist International Esperance participated in the SI Friendship Day hosted by SI San Fernando on the 19th March, 2023 at La Vega, Couva. SIE Sisters looked very lovely in their sixties outfits which was the theme for the Friendship Day.

Members of Soroptimist International Esperance, Chaguanas and Port of Spain joined other women’s organisations on the ‘Embrace Everyone’ march around the Savannah to mark International Women’s Day.


SI Esperance is honoured to once again be invited to represent Soroptimists at this prestigious NGO CSW (Commission on the Status of Women) event! Register and join in.

Organisation: Soroptimist International EVENT ID 13574(Virtual)

Date & Time: Mon 06 Mar 23 5pm UK, 12:00 noon NY

Title: Achieving Gender Equality & Empowerment through Innovation, technology and education.

Concept: During Covid-19 the acceleration of the pace of change within the Digital Revolution has exacerbated multiple existing inequalities within societies, especially for Women and Girls. By providing the ‘tools’ to succeed in this digital age, Soroptimist International’s grassroots projects educate and empower women and girls to enable them to achieve Gender Equality through Innovation and Technology.

Working Globally to achieve Sustainable Development Goals for Women and Girls, Soroptimist International implements projects to achieve Women’s equal participation in all aspects of life. Emerging technologies, Innovation and digital tools provide opportunities for greater access to information, education and economic skills to help all Women and Girls to achieve economic independence.

Register in advance for this meeting:

SI Esperance -January 2023 Photo of the month winner

Soroptimist International Esperance is the winner of SI Great Britain and Ireland’s January 2023 Soroptimist Photo of the Month.

In the photo we display a cheque for The Halfway House for abused women and our fantastic banners for the 16 Days of Activism.

Congratulations to all our members!!!!!!

SI Esperance “Sisterhood Sunday Development Day’

Members and prospective members of Soroptimist International Esperance gathered for a ‘Sisterhood Sunday’ Development Day under the guidance of Camille Ramdial. It was inspirational and motivational!

Soroptimist International Esperance thanks the patrons who supported, and those who helped in any way to make our evening of parang a success.

Happy Anniversary to our members who have given 4 years of dedication and hard work to community service.

Members of Soroptimist International Esperance gathered to #OrangeTheWorld. They are creating awareness of the issues of violence against women, advocating for change, and taking action to alleviate the problems.

SI Esperance won the SI Great Britain and Ireland (SIGBI) October Photo of the month

Our project “Planting Trees – Hope for the Future” provided disadvantaged women with food-bearing trees. Club members gathered to collect the trees, which they then either planted themselves or distributed to organisations and individuals who would benefit from a constant source of food from the trees.

#Soroptimist #Soroptimists #SIGBI #Women #WomenInspiringAction

Recent Activities:

SITT National Association – 49th AGM

A wonderful turnout from SI Esperance!

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

Soroptimist International Esperance launched its Leave No Trash Behind project at Palmiste Park to mark World Environment Day. It is an education programme to change the mindset of the nation in favor of environmental sustainability.

#leavenotrace #leavenothingbutfootprints #leavenotrashbehind #leavenotrash

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:


Covid Comfort for Students
focuses on the emotional well-being of young people of all ages. Raquel Matthews of Psychologists for the Growing Mind draws upon her considerable experience as a School Psychologist to advise students on coping strategies. We invite you to share this with teachers and parents who can in turn share it with students.

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 Jayanti Lutchmedial.  #ChooseToChallenge


SI Esperance partnered with the Palmiste Historical Society to plant trees in the Palmiste Park. This is part of an ongoing project by the Historical Society to establish an Arboretum or tree Museum in the Park.


Between September and November 2018, as The Proposed Soroptimist Club Esperance, the following projects were held:-

Literacy Project in Esperance

Free Legal Aid Clinic

Girls in Aviation Project

‘Men in Pink’ ~ Breast Cancer Awareness

Between Chartering in December and March the projects were:-

‘Men in Orange’ ~ Domestic Violence Awareness

Literacy Projects Part 2 & 3

Fund Raising Zumba/ Mental Health Project

Awareness, Advocacy and Education Through a YouTube Channel

We invite you to visit us or contact us by the following means:- 

YouTube Channel ~ Soroptimist International Esperance

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