SI BULAWAYO

General Information

Club Name: SI BULAWAYO

National Association:

Network: Soroptimist International Southern African Network (SISAN)

Federation:  Soroptimist International Great Britain and Ireland (SIGBI)

City: BULAWAYO

Charter Date: 1 JANUARY 1967

Current Number of Members: 18 (EIGHTEEN)

Non-Profit Organisation Registration Number:

Postal Address: P. O. BOX 917, BULAWAYO, ZIMBABWE

Email:  soroptimistbyozim@gmail.com

Website:

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Banking Details

Bank Name: NMB BANK LIMITED

Account No: 210178864 (USD ACCOUNT) 210178872 (STERLING POUND ACCOUNT)

Branch Code: 11311

General Meeting

When: 4TH SATURDAY OF EVERY MONTH
Where: 502 LANCET HOUSE, 9TH AVENUE/J/ TONGOGARA STREET, BULAWAYO
Time: 15:00

Executive Meeting

When: WE MEET BEFORE THE GENERAL MEETINGS OR HAS PER NEED
Where: SAME VENUE AS THE GENERAL MEETINGS
Time: 14:30

Friendship Links: 2 (TWO)

United Kingdom – Barnstaple – SI BARNSTAPLE
United Kingdom – Yorkshire Region – SI YORKSHIRE

Important Calendar Dates

Annual General Meeting: 4TH SATURDAY OF MARCH

Current Projects

EDUCATION
1) Knickers for Knowledge
2) Keeping the Girl Child in school
3) Scholarship for girls from primary school to tertiary education

FOOD SECURITY AND HEALTHCARE
1) Mentor Mothers on Prevention of Mother-to-child of HIV
2) Mobile dental clinics
3) Free Ultrasound services to the disadvantaged especially women and children
4) Support for elderly at Entembeni and Ekhuphumuleni old people’s homes

KEY PROJECTS

Knickers for Knowledge

For Knickers for Knowledge we adopted Chithekani Primary School a rural school 80 kilometers from Bulawayo where we ensure that girls have sanitary ware and knickers so they do not miss school when they are menstruating. On this project we are partnering with our friendship link SI Barnstaple and since adopting the school we have managed to do the following:-
1) Constructed a block of toilets for girls part of the construction was funded by Loos for Lynn grant.
2) Installed tap water at the school for students to access clean and safe water.
3) With the help of the community a block of classrooms and an early childhood development classroom were constructed.
4) Bought chairs and aprons for the early childhood development classroom.
5) Supported the school with text books, stationery and prizes for their Prize-giving ceremonies.

 

 

Mentor Mothers on Prevention of Mother-to-child transmission of HIV

The club continues to support Mentor Mothers at the Luveve Maternity Clinic on their monthly meetings and trainings in the following:
1) Basic Counselling and Communication Skills
2) To update them on the current information on Prevention of Mother-to-child transmission of HIV
The mentor mothers are HIV positive mothers who are mentoring expecting mothers during pregnancy and after delivery to promote Prevention of Mother-to-child transmission of HIV programme.

 

 

Keeping the Girl Child in School

Every October before the final examinations of each year we distribute sanitary ware and knickers to girls at Chithekani Primary and Singonde Secondary schools so they do not miss any examinations.
The club also awards scholarships to girls from primary to tertiary education. On these scholarships we have had girls graduating from the University of Zimbabwe, National University of Science and Technology and Hillside Teachers’ College.