Friendship Link Meetings

  1. Year 2017 -18
  2. Year 2016-17

International Day of the Girl Child 2017

SIBC celebrated International Day of the Girl Child on 13th October 2017 in collaboration with our Friendship Link Club, SI of Amounderness, UK with a visit to Prerana, a shelter at Kharghar, Mumbai, that works for girls exposed to trafficking. SIBC organised and played some fun games for the girls and also distributed sweets on the occasion of the festival Diwali. Andrea Sinnot, Executive Committee member of SI of Amounderness distributed clothes and stationery for the children. Earlier during the afternoon, members of the club spent time discussing the various projects that could be done with SI Amounderness in a collaborative manner. During this meeting, Andrea also handed over the friendship link certificate to SIBC.

New Friendship link with SI of El, Cerrito, San Francisco

SIBC forged a new friendship link with Soroptimist International of El, Cerrito, San Francisco district Ms. Barbara Lanier, Founder Region Parliamentarian handed the Friendship Link certificate to President Celina Joy on 21st January 2017.
Ms. Barbara also interacted with SIBC members on various occasions over the three days that she spent in Mumbai.

Visit of SIGBI Friendship Link Coordinator, Zarreen Babu

Ms. Zarreen Babu, SIGBI Friendship Link Coordinator, visited the members of SIBC Club on 9th December 2016. The discussion veered around the various activities and joint projects that can be done with the clubs that has friendship links with each other. Members of SIBC shared the details about the various visits from the Clubs that had friendship links with SIBC. Dr. Daphne Pillai, Dr. Lata Menon, Dr. Celina Joy, Ms. Mamta Patil, Ms. Yvette Lee, Dr. Lata Krishnan and Susanna Cherian were present for the meeting.

Visit of Jill Lane, Friendship Link Co-ordinator of SI Plymouth

Jill Lane, Friendship Link Co-ordinator of SI Plymouth visited the members of SIBC on 15th Novemebr 2016.
Founder President Daphne Pillai, President Celina Joy, President Elect Yvette Lee, and ten other members were present to welcome Jill. Yvette gave a presentation on the Programme Action work of the Club. A short video about female infanticide, released on the occasion of International Day of the Girl Child was also shown.
Jill showed some maps and pictures to describe Plymouth, and then talked about SI Plymouth and District and some of the Programme Action work done over recent years. A photo of the 1931 insignia brought a gasp of admiration, and great interest was shown in the ‘He Loves Me/Loves Me Not bookmarks. Jill then presented some books about Plymouth and some photos of SI Plymouth activities.
members also presented Jill a jute bag celebrating 40 years of Soroptimism in India which contained some reports and a copy of EduNation – book written by Dr K M Vasudevan Pillai,Founder of Mahatma Education Society.
It was a wonderful meetig with a promise to work on joint projects in the near future.

Visit by Andrea Sinnot, SI of Amounderness

Andrea Sinnott of SI Amounderness, who is based in Preston, UK visited SIBC on 31st March 2017. It was a very interactive and informative session. Andrea was very impressed by our work and projects that we undertook. She also expressed her desire to co-support one of our projects.
The meeting was attended by Dr. Lata Krishnan, President NASI, Dr. Sunita Wadikar, Dr. Reni Francis, Dr. Sunita Jain, Ms. Mamta Patil, Ms. Yvette Lee, Ms. Swasti Dhar and Ms. Preeti Pawar. SIBC members presented her with a coffee mug as a token of love.

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