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…
Soroptimist International Newtown uplifts the grounds of the Maternity Ward at the Port of Spain General Hospital
In celebration of 100 years of Soroptimist International (SI), on Saturday, July 17, ladies of Soroptimist International Newtown (Trinidad) planted a Double Chaconia tree on the grounds of the Maternity Ward at the Port of Spain General Hospital.
July 17 was also Soroptimist Day of Action for the SI Federation, Soroptimist International Great Britain and Ireland (SIGBI) which includes Trinidad and Tobago. The theme for SIGBI’s Day of Action 2021 was “Transform Our Future On The Earth”. As an Organization with special General Consultative Status to the UN’s Economic and Social Council, our mandate is tied to the UN, hence, our focus this year was on Goal 13 of the Sustainable Developmental Goals – Climate Action.
As a vibrant and dynamic group of young women whose aim is to educate, empower and enable women and girls, we deliberately selected the Maternity Ward of the POSGH to plant this beautiful Double Chaconia tree. In addition to the scientific name, and information on the tree, the plaque reads:
WOMAN: A Spirit Courageous and Bold, Her Body Powerful Beyond Measure.
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.
SI Newtown is truly honored to have interviewed Camille Selvon Abrahams. She is the Director of Animae Caribe Animation Festival, and the Director of Full Circle Animation Studio.
For World Teachers Day (October 5, 2020) and World Mental Health Day (October 10, 2020)
SI Newtown, Trinidad conducted 2 workshops (via Zoom) entitled Teaching In Crisis:
Reimagining the Future for teaching professionals.
Our aim was to provide teachers with knowledge on useful coping mechanisms for managing their mental health in the COVID-19 environment. Special thanks to Counseling Psychologist, Trishsanna Poyah-Rasul who facilitated both workshops.