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SI Newtown

Soroptimist International Newtown (SINT) is the 6th Soroptimist club to be chartered in Trinidad and Tobago.

 

Chartered in 2010 our current SIgnature Programme Action activity is our workshop series – My Sister’s Keeper – which is directed specifically to women and young girls in the community.

Our workshops have centered around topics such as Alternative Career Paths, Safety and Self-Defense and Financial Literacy.

Other than our workshop series we have other projects and activities all of which are focused on the United Nations calendar days.

These include our campaigns for International Women’s Day, Orange the World supporting non-violence towards women and World Literacy Day.

Our members continue to actively pursue making that positive difference in the lives of women and girls.

Join us to learn more about how you can make a difference in the lives of women and girls in Trinidad and Tobago!

Email us at sint.soroptimist@gmail.com

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Recent Activities

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:

https://online.fliphtml5.com/ahemv/zzmz/

 

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.

In commemoration of World Space Week, October 2020, SI Newtown, Trinidad partnered with The Ministry of Education and NIHERST (The National Institute of Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology). We held a Virtual Science Fair where students and teachers were given a golden opportunity to meet NASA professionals along with local and international professionals in all spheres
of science.

The Charter of SI Newtown, Trinidad – 6 November 2010

10 years later – 6 November 2020