Project Roast Duck

One day, while Sharon Saw was in New Zealand for the SWP EEC programme, her brother, Steen Saw, messaged her and asked if she wanted 30 roast ducks on 24 October 2013! She asked President Kim Fong, who promptly said yes. So between SIPJ members Kim Fong, Sharon Wong and Sharon Saw, we decided to maximise the donated ducks. We…

Happy Kids Yoga

Project head: Iza (Carol) Iza, our SIPJ member, is also a professional yoga instructor. She has championed two “Peace Through Yoga” annual events in 2007 and 2008 for SIPJ and has now committed to teaching Happy Kids Yoga two Saturdays a month to children from a welfare home. Happy Kids Yoga not only gives the…

Soroptimist ambassadors to help promote Malaysia, The Star

  Monday October 14, 2013 MYT 7:02:33 AM EIGHTEEN ambassadors from 10 countries gathered in Kuala Lumpur recently for the launch of the Educate.Exchange Connection, a programme by Soroptimist International South West Pacific (SISWP) to build goodwill, friendship and understanding among SWP members from different countries. SISWP president Puan Sri Siew Yong Gnanalingam, who initiated…

SWP EEC – Day 8 – SI Upper Hutt and back to SI Wellington

The next morning, Phyllis Fitzgerald (and Dorothy and Jackie) drove me around to see one of SI Upper Hutt’s projects – the Teen Parent programme, which is supported by SI Upper Hutt. This programme provides secondary schooling for teenagers who are pregnant or already parents. There is childcare available and a creche onsite and classroom…

Agape Home Visit

After visiting agape kids at their home-school classrooms, we break for a southern Indian lunch. After lunch we visited the living quarters of some of the kids from Agape.

SWP EEC – Day 7 – SI Lower Hutt and SI Upper Hutt

The next morning, Jane Stent kindly dropped me at Sheilah Downs’, of SI Lower Hutt. Sheilah told me about the SI Chatline, which I’ve now signed up with, and it is great to be in touch with SI ladies all round the world! Sheilah took me for a delicious lunch at Elaine Moffat’s. It was lovely to…