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to be executed by the relief
organisation arche noVa
e.V., which sent a team from
Germany to Haiti to provide
temporary water supplies.
The SI/E Board has
decided to support Club Bad
Earthquake in Haiti
Schandau and arche noVa in
realising an ambitious project
Support for a disaster -torn nation
involving the installation
of water systems, the
construction of washrooms
and sanitary facilities, hygiene
The world was in shock after own appeals and their efforts education and the distribution
seeing the devastation that were richly rewarded. Sadly, of hygienic articles.
struck Haiti on 12th January there is no way of calculating The Swiss Club Bad Ragaz
2010. The earthquake left the exact amount collected has received donations of global charters
more than 220,000 dead, because many Soroptimists US$20,000 and plans to
thousands injured and one donated directly to the partner invest in reconstructing a
Congratulations to:
million homeless in a country relief organisations that were school in Haiti. These are just
already suffering from chosen by their Unions or to two examples of SI/E Club SI of THE AMERICAS
widespread poverty. their Clubs, but the figure efforts to help.
Fortunately, all members approaches null100,000. Club Port-au-Prince will
SI of Silver Lakes/
of Club Port-au-Prince The Dutch, French and receive help from the SI/E
Soroptimist International German Unions – to name fund to provide hygiene
California, USA
Of Europe (SI/E), survived a few – have each set up kits with soap, toothpaste,
unscathed, but some lost accounts for donations or sanitary napkins etc. to help
homes and/or businesses. designated aid organisations women in need. The members
SI of Kaikyo-Shimonoseki,
SI/E President Eliane Lagasse to support. The Dutch Union will also provide an orphanage
appealed to Soroptimists to collected null22,000 and the outside Port-au-Prince with
donate to help their SI/E government doubled the food. They are extremely
SI of Boracay, Philippines
fellow members by donating amount to null44,000! The grateful to their Soroptimist SI of Zaragoza, Philippines
to the Haiti Relief Fund set up Belgian Union plans to make a friends for their generosity.
SI of Tagaytay, Philippines
on the SI/E website. donation from its reserves. It is clear that Haiti will
In addition to the support of Many Clubs have also require long-term assistance.
SI of Rancho Cordova,
many individuals, SIA donated initiated their own campaigns. If you would like to help, you
California, USA
US$10,000 and SIGBI sent For example, Club Bad may donate through PayPal
£2000 from its Emergency Schandau in Germany on the SI/E website: www.
Relief Fund. SI/E Unions had collected more than Every
SI By The Bay, California
and Clubs initiated their null12,000 for a joint project little bit is highly appreciated!
SI of Kaohsiung Bayu,
President’s Appeal
“Hopes and dreams for for vulnerable
SI Pune Metro East, India
everyone” is a counter- children from SI Bombay Gateway, India
trafficking project in Moldova, exposed regions SI Hyderabad Central,
chosen by SI President Hanne and to support
Jensbo for her 2009 10th potential victims
SI Onitsha Niger, Nigeria
December Appeal. SI Union of trafficking and
of Norway has run this project domestic violence
for four years. and vulnerable people at-risk. mentioned objectives include:
In the Republic of Moldova, The ‘Hopes and dreams for •Training programmes
Forthcoming charters:
the poorest country of Europe, everyone’ project aims to: for children from boarding
SI of Schwyz, Switzerland
nearly 38% of the population • Assist graduates from four schools: organising national
SI Rohrbacher Land,
are under 24 years old. boarding schools in Moldova seminars and local meetings
The potential to achieve a (Vascauti and Napadova with children,
positive future for the children from Floresti region, Falesti, •Assisting adolescents
to domestic violence or who
and young people of Moldova Cazanesti from Telenesti in continuing professional
already have had negative
is compromised by conditions region) - education through
migration experience and are
and behaviour skills that • Assist young people in development of a life-skills
located by the project team
undermine their physical, continuing professional programme that will prepare
and specialists involved in the
intellectual, emotional and education; the beneficiaries to lead
project at local levels during
social welfare. •Assist potential victims of independent lives,
its implementation.
The majority of the victims trafficking and of domestic •Assisting potential victims
Soroptimists can still help
of trafficking are under 18. violence from the selected of trafficking and domestic
make “Hopes and dreams
10% had an institutional regions of the project via the violence from the regions
for everyone” come true by
background before trafficking. National Referral System of the project. The project
donating to the SI President
The main purpose of this (NRS) for potential victims supports vulnerable young
10th December appeal.
project is to prevent human of trafficking and of domestic persons who are either in
If you would like to know
trafficking by providing violence, difficult situation and prone
more about the project, please
life-skills education and Activities of the project, to accept hasty decisions to go
contact Liv Handeland, at
sustainable living conditions directed at fulfilling the above abroad illegally, are subject
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