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International President’s Appeal – December 10th

International President’s Appeal

Every two years, on Human Rights Day (December 10) the incoming President of Soroptimist International selects a project that provides direct assistance to women in extreme need.

This appeal is called the SI President’s Appeal (also International President’s Appeal), and is supported by Clubs in all five Federations. Details of the current SI President’s Appeal are below.

2021-2023 Appeal: Opening Doors to a Bright Future

SI President Maureen Maguire

Soroptimist International President , Maureen Maguire, who became SI President in January 2022, has launched her International President’s Appeal, “Opening Doors to a Bright Future”.

The objectives of this appeal are to:

  • Provide access to education in all its forms for disadvantaged and marginalised women and girls.
  • Provide education to women and girls in a safe, friendly, and stimulating environment where there is equality of opportunity and support for all.
  • Develop mentoring programmes that encourage confidence, self-esteem and increase the participation of women and girls in society and in decision-making.
  • Increase access to information, educational resources, and services, to empower women and girls to make informed life-choices.

Projects will be established in all five Soroptimist Federations.

International President’s Appeal – Update as at 5 September 2022

SI International President’s Appeal – update

The first of our ‘family of Soroptimist’ projects is in Cambodia working in partnership with the Cambodian Community Dream Organization (CCDO). The programme was developed to run training sessions for young women in school to promote gender equality and women in leadership. We set a target of reaching 2,000 young women and within the first 6 months they have already reached 2438 women and girls.

The second project in our family, is now taking place in the Soroti District of Eastern Uganda. We are working with Rose Academies. The project seeks to remove barriers that keep vulnerable and oppressed children out of school, improving access to education and healthcare.

SI President Maureen will be speaking about these and the next projects at conference.

Please continue fund raising in your clubs to support these excellent projects. With your help together we can achieve to much more.

Read full details of the Appeal below:

You can read further information on the appeal here Member donations to Opening Doors to a Brighter Future will be transferred to Soroptimist International Foundation (registered in England and Wales 1194895) which has been set up to maximise opportunities for SI’s work around the world.

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