Spreading International Goodwill & Understanding
It was a privilege to welcome SIGBI President Elect, Jenny Vince on her maiden visit to India. Five members from Soroptimist International Bombay Chembur had the wonderful opportunity of meeting her on 13th February and shared some of the activities undertaken by the Chembur Club. She was very impressed with the Adult Literacy Drive Project which was being conducted by the Club with an aim of teaching basic literacy skills to twenty underprivileged women from the slum areas near Chembur. The interaction concluded with the members of the Chembur Club assuring jenny of our full support and co-operation and wishing her every success in all her future endeavors.
We also had a special guest from SI Germany, Beate Haimerl-Neubauer, who was very lively and shared some of her thoughts on Soroptimism. She also expressed a special interest in the Adult Literacy Project
Our members had the wonderful opportunity of meeting Dr. Nina Smart of SWF International on 17th April 2013. She shared some information about the complexities of dealing in an non-violent manner with human rights violations in Sierra Leone. All our members were inspired by her immense contribution towards the welfare of women in Sierra Leone especially in advocating the abolishment of FGM. She spoke passionately about the issue, made a presentation on powerpoint and interacted with all the members.
Our members were happy to meet Dr. Smart and exchange ideas and views and work towards spreading international goodwill through such interactions.