Education is the key to elimination of poverty

Soroptimists INVEST in Education !

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The strategic objective is to enable women to achieve equality and freedom from social, economic and cultural constraints by promoting education. Our aim is to empower women and girls to realise their dreams and potential.  Education– enabling women and children to pursue lifelong learning. 

Education - as a mean to empower women. Education - as a tool to eradicate and prevent violence and POVERTY  against women and girls.

Each year our clubs take part at local Belgian projects as with international projects. Our Organization has a worldwide extensive network Soroptimist International, which offers us opportunities for project work.

We do so by building or refurbishing schools and classrooms, providing teaching materials and books to school-age children whose parents cannot afford them, we can also be acting as mentors to young women, teaching languages to immigrant women who are struggling to integrate into a new society.  Many of our projects also focus onpreparing women for employment by teaching them technical skills and offering vocational programmes.

Knowing that education is the key to achieving gender equality, each year we provide scholarships to deserving women and girls in our communities.

The integration of refugees is an additional problem in Europe and is at the centre of discussion. The crisis of migration, in particular in the economic and social aspects, affects us all.  

Our challenges are especially to stay true to our motto:

awareness –  advocacy  –  action

(Source : text from SIE)

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