Projects - Prior to 2012 / Events

  1. Election 2012-14
  2. Community Service Day 2012
  3. Food Mela
  4. Visit by Michele Neider
  5. The International Youth Forum
  6. NASI of India - AGM 2009
  7. Project - WATER
  8. Horizon of Art
  9. Cardiff

Visit to the old age home Rajiv Rajan Adhar Ghar

Soroptimist International Bombay Chembur visited the inmates of the old age home Rajiv Rajan Adhar Ghar on 3rd April ,2012 at Panvel.

The SI members spent about two hours with the inmates and interacted with them. They distributed snacks and played Antakshari with them. The"young at heart" ladies & gentlemen were delighted with the visit. Prizes were distributed to the participants who volunteered to sing. This was followed by some enthusiastic group singing by the Soroptmist Sisters. The Soroptimist Siters spread a little sunshine and cheer in the lives of the elderly with their warmth and enthusiasm.



Community Service Day 2012

Soroptimist International Bombay Chembur was an active participant in the various activities conducted during Community Service Day 2012, which was observed on 1st February 2012 by Mahatma Education Society’s Pillai group of institutions. A donation of Rs.8,500 was made to support the various charitable causes associated with the event.

This year 40 inmates from various homes for the aged from Shantivan area and 40 slum children from Jeevan Jyothi Charitable Trust were invited to spend the day at Dr. K M Vasudevan Pillai Campus. A health camp for the aged and activities filled with learning and fun were conducted for the children. Members from Soroptimist International Chembur interacted with the children and elderly and helped conduct the various activities for the visitors.

Visit by Michele Neider Executive Director, L'Institut Indo-Canadien Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute

The members of Soroptmist International Bombay Chembur warmly welcomed Ms. Michele Neider, MEd., B.A., C.C., Executive Director, L'Institut Indo-Canadien Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute and her husband Dr. Neider who visited the various institutions of Mahatma Education Society on 17th May 2011. The meet led to a meaningful exchange of ideas and provided an opportunity to explore the various options for networking, cross cultural co-operation and international goodwill and understanding, The Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute is a binational organization that promotes understanding between India and Canada through academic activities and exchanges.

Their broad-based initiatives support the creation of binational links between academia, government, the business community and civil society organizations by funding research and hosting seminars. Their internships and fellowships provide opportunities for individuals to gain first-hand experience in India or Canada. In addition, their book and journal programme provides valuable resources to students and faculty at their member universities.

The Shastri Institute is funded by and partners closely with government bodies in both India and Canada. The Institute aims to achieve gender equality and reduce poverty by focusing programming on sustainable development and other United Nations Millennium Development Goals. They are named after Lal Bahadur Shastri, Prime Minister of India from 1964-1966


The International Youth Forum

Soroptimist International Bombay Chembur welcomed delegates of various countries who were in Mumbai on May 7 2011 for the International Youth Forum. The members of SI Bombay Chembur interacted with the various delegates and discussed various issues relating to culture and education in their respective countries. All in all it was a wonderful initiative by SI Bombay Chembur to spread international goodwill and understanding.

Fund raising activity - Food Mela

Soroptimist International Bombay Chembur conducted a fundraiser through a Food Mela on 14th January,2012 at Chembur English High School. Colourfull stalls with delicious snacks and cold drinks were organised by the members. Ms. Zeny Lacey, an active social worker from California inaugurated the Food Mela. Rave reviews were received for the event and the food was sold out within an hour of the inauguration. A total sum of Rs.6,500 was collected on this occasion.

NASI of India - AGM 2009

Soroptimist International Bombay Chembur played host to the NASI of India's Annual General Meeting in 2009. Delegates from all the Soroptimist Clubs in India attended the two day meet. Each Club made a presentation of the various projects undertaken by them during the year. The meet concluded with a visit to Prem Daan.

Shanti Daan is an institution run by the Missionaries of Charity for the abandoned and destitute women and girl children.







Project – WATER

Project – WATER was implemented jointly by Soroptimist International of Chembur and Navi Mumbai and Soroptimist Club Dortmund Hellweg, Germany. Drinking water was provided to two villages Khnava village and Umroli village in Raigad district. Soroptimist Club Dortmund Hellweg, Germany funded the project and SI Chembur & Navi Mumbai coordinated with them.

The inauguration of the project – WATER was done in the morning of February 28, 2009 and followed by an International Goodwill and Understanding Meeting organized by SI Chembur & Navi Mumbai. The Soroptimist International clubs in attendance were Soroptimist Club Dortmund Hellweg, Germany, Soroptimist International Pune, SI Bombay West, SI North Bombay, SI Chembur & Navi Mumbai. The President of the NASI Club, National Association of Soroptimist International, India, Mrs.Sheela Rao presided over the meeting.

The agenda for this international goodwill and understanding meeting was to discuss with the SI Dortmund Hellweg club, Germany the adoption of the water harvesting, solar cookers and solar rack projects, helping the Zilla Parishad to overcome some of the problems prevailing in village schools in the Raigad district. A friendship link will be established between the SI Dortmund Hellweg club Germany and SI Chembur and Navi Mumbai.



Horizon of Art

Horizon of Art, an art exhibition was organised by Mahatma Education Society’s Pillai’s Group of Institutions and Soroptimist International of Bombay Chembur from 13th to 15th December, 2008 in the Exhibition Area of Dr.K.M.Vasudevan Pillai’s Campus, It was an exhibition cum sale of acrylic on canvas, water colours, mixed media, natural colours on canvas and handicrafts of rural India. All the paintings depicted the strong reactions of the artists’ personal experiences. The artists were present at the show and interacted with the audience. The exhibition was presented by Ms.Usha Nair, Director & Curator for 3D Art Gallery F-7, Laxmi Mills, Shakti Mills Lane, Off E.Moses road, Mahalaxmi, Mumbai .







Election 2012-14

The Office Bearers of Soroptimist International Bombay Chembur Club for the year 2012-14 were unanimously elected by the members present at the Governng Body meeting in March 2012. Dr. Jayashree Ramanathan, the immediate past President handed over charge to the new President, Ms. Parveen Arif, for the term 2012-14 in the presence of our Founder President, Dr. Daphne Pillai.


Inauguration of Soroptimist Website..

Soroptimist International Bombay Chembur Club has a new web identity. Dr. K M Vasudevan Pillai, Founder of Mahatma Education Society that runs the 48 educational institutions under the banner of "Pillai group of Institutions" inaugurated the website. He congratulated the work done by the Soroptimist sisters and urged them to do much more for the underprivileged and urged them to adopt a school in one of the rural villages and nurture it. Dr. Daphne Pillai, Founder President of SIBC also lauded the efforts of all the Soroptimist sisters and said that this new initiative will help us network with other SI Clubs and forge greater bonds to do much more for society.


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