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.
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.
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