We initiate projects, within the six programme
areas, that meet the needs of our local community. Examples of projects
currently underway include:
We support children at local primary and high schools to engage in sporting
We support, through donations, a local women's refuge including putting
together "comfort pouches" which are given to the refuge to
hand out to their clients on arrival. At Christmas, the members of SI
South Perth and their friends and associates put together food hampers
for women at the refuge and those involved in their outreach programs.
Relay fo Life
Relay for Life encapsulates memorial and survivorship tributes, a celebration
of life & healing and hope for a cancer free future. We experience
the magic of The Cancer Council Western Australia's fantastic high profile
event by registering our team to make those steps count by contributing
towards a cancer free future.
We support two disadvantaged primary school children in WA to get the
most from their education.
A child in southern India receives ongoing support from our club.
International Womens Day Breakfast
An invitation in given to four year 12 students from local high schools.
Mother's Day Initiative
Each year our club gives flowers to be distributed with "Meals on
Wheels". A concert and a morning tea is organised for mothers who
Each Soroptimist Club exchanges letters with other clubs providing updates
on programs and activities. Officially our friendship links at present
SI Cwmbran in South Wales
SI Cape of Good Hope in South Africa
SI Downpatrick and Districts
Each year we present a pledge form to increase awareness of our environment.
Representation on local committees
South Perth Senior Citizens Inc
Soroptimist International Federation - South West Pacific
At the South West Pacific Conference of Clubs, held biennually, delegates
vote to support a specific Federation Project for the ensuing two years.
The 2004-2006 project, called "Halt Domestic Violence" in Papua
New Guinea. This project will develop an effective and culturally appropriate
set of mediation and counselling techniques in the field of family violence
that will be tranported to the villages as well as urban areas. Following
an initial workshop to develop techniques and materials, Government and
NGO workers will be trained and supported by a pool of volunteer supervisors.
It is managed by SI Lae.
Soroptimist International - International
Soroptimist International Quadrennial Project
Each quadrennium, Soroptimists commit themselves to a project which will
be supported by all clubs throughout the world for the next four years.
Such projects are carried out in conjunction with one of the UN agencies
or another NGO which has the infrastructure in place to assist local Soroptimists
to oversee the project. Federations take it in turn to propose a suitable
project for adoption and acceptance at the International Convention.
Sierra: A Family and a Future 2007 – 2011
Project will support women caring for children in extreme poverty and
provide a caring secure family home for children who are alone or at risk
Project location: Sierra Leone, West Africa
Our partner: Hope and Homes for Children
- Children aged 6 to 12 years who live on the streets will be helped
to return home
- Very young mothers estranged from their families will be empowered
to be active community members and where possible reintegrate with their
- Families at risk of breakdown due to poverty, illness or death of
one or both parents will be supported to self-sufficiency
Past Quadrennial Projects
2003 - 2007 "Project Independence: Women Survivors of War" raised
funds to open support centers in Kigali, Rwanda and Kabul, Afghanistan,
and expand services at centers in Bosnia.
In addition, each year there is the President's Appeal on December 10
(Human Rights Day) whereby Soroptimists are asked to make some small personal
sacrifice and donate the money saved to a project chosen by the President
of Soroptimist International.