Saturday classes at Free Primary School. Members by rotation take classes on spoken English, writing, numbers and colouring.
Members of Soroptimist International of South Kolkata visited South Kolkata Parasmoni a parent organisation which caters to the all round development of children with Intellectual and Development Disabilities. SISK will soon be collaborating with the organisation and plan to donate two Singer fashion maker sewing machines. The certificate tailoring courses will be specially designed by Singer. We hope to make a difference in the lives of these children
Under the project "Fistful of grain", 150 bags were distributed among the students of Gokhale Memorial School. The students will be putting aside a handful of grain everyday, which will be collected and handed over to the lesser priveldged schools that provide mid day meals. The idea is also to inculcate the habit of sharing and caring amongst the priveldged children.
Evening well spent over masala chai and snacks with President of SI Pune Renu Bhardwaj discussing projects and fundraising. Always a learning experience interacting and sharing ideas with members of other clubs
On the 16th day of activism against gender based violence against women and on Human Rights Day, SISK intiated an awareness session focusing on mental health of women and girls of the local area, at Institute of Psychological and Educational Research. Arpita Banerjee a wellness coach, addressed the women on this issue. Dr Bijli Mullick, Director of IPER too shared her experience. SISK plans to hold workshops every month as an ongoing project
There were three winners of the Literacy day essay competition for Classes IX and X held at Calcutta Emmanuel School. The students participated with great enthusiasm. The winners were handed over books to improve the habit of reading
Dianne Stout of SI Dundee (our friendship link Club) has been a regular visitor to Kolkata for years. We have done many projects in association with SI Dundee and with Institute of Psychological and Educational Research over the years. We had to say goodbye to them during their last visit to Kolkata in November 2018. And look forward to their next visit
Mohan Sahani a 3rd year student of B. Com honors and a beneficiary of our project "Shikshakiran", has always done us proud. A student of MUAY THAI KICK BOXING, recently won a gold medal at a kick boxing tournament organised by S. A. Combat Sports at Kalighat Bayam Samity
SI of South Kolkata joined hands with Institute for Indian Mother and child for Awareness, Advocacy and Action on the #HearMeToo movement to eliminate violence against women and girls. The seminar which was organised by the women of The Peace Council Centre of IIMC and initiated by Mrs Dianne Stout of SI Dundee, was addressed by different speakers on the topic. The message was clear and loud. The event ended by a skit and dance performance
SISK celebrated Children's day at Free Primary School. Brian and Dianne Stout of SI Dundee too joined in the celebrations. On the occasion children were treated with food, goodie bags and oranges. The children performed and also played some games organised by the members. A fun filled day for all of us
SISK also celebrated Children's day at Institute of Psychological and Educational Research. The children were treated with ice-cream
Members of SISK cordially invited and met up with our Friendship Link Club member, Dr Naseem Chaudhary of SI Club of Dhanmondi and Dianne Stout of SI Dundee. A great evening sharing ideas and projects. SISK also gifted them our reusable bags which we try sell in our local markets under our project "Say no to plastic". We always look forward to such meetings
Dianne Stout of SI Dundee, addressed the members of SISK in the General Meeting about domestic violence
Project "Fistful of Grains". Another round of grains collected from the Class 1V students of Gokhale Memorial School. Around 200 kgs of rice was handed over to the beneficiary, The Calcutta Emmanuel School.
Children of Institute of Psychological and Educational Research and children of our project Communication Skills and Personality Development (CSPD) went pandal hopping on Maha Astami. They were escorted by PP Ranjana Pillai and Mohua Shome Lalvani. Sanju Chujani, past member too joined in and treated the children with snacks. After a fun filled day they were back in IPER for a sumptuous bhog of " kichuri", which is generously organised by our member Sanjukta Bhattacharya every year. The children look forward for this event every year.
Under our project "Menstrual Hygiene" SISK has been promoting the use of menstrual silicon cups and reusable sanitary pads.
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