Brilliant Futures fund Winner - Congratulations SI Bangsar
Soroptimist International Bangsar is the successful applicant for the Brilliant Futures Fund - they will be able to implement their "Teenage Survival Kit" project.
There were 8 nominations for the funding, each and everyone of them would have delivered a quality project.
The Teenage Survival Kit project will address the many challenges facing teenagers today - stress, depression, bullying, sexual activity, peer pressure and others. Teenage girls are more vulnerable as they risk possible pregnancies and sexual harassment. Many of these issues are considered taboo in our society, our culture and education systems do not encourage open conversations on these topics. Teenagers feel they have no one to turn to. The program will cover the following 6 topics which are of major concern today - 1. Teenage Pregnancies and baby dumping. 2. Underage Sex & Child Marriage. 3. Depression & Mental Health. 4. Cyber Safety. 5. Bullying. 6. Sexual Grooming & Sexual Harassment. Besides providing knowledge, teenagers will be guided to resources where they can seek help. They can ask questions, discuss problems in a safe space with experts (including SICB members) in the relevant fields. The interaction will enhance their knowledge, enable them to share their concerns, learn from others, experience peer/adult support, improve their self-esteem and give them the confidence to deal with these daily issues. The girls will have a chance to stay in school, feel safe, continue with the education they deserve and grow up assured and armed with the tools to contribute to a happy and healthy community.
SISWP Federation Project
Each year clubs elect a project to be a Federation Project, for the balance of the 2020-2022 Biennium, clubs have selected the Brilliant Futures Fund as the project. The opportunity will see the Brilliant Futures Fund extend from the one single grant of $10,000 (recently won by SI Bangsar) extended to several rounds of funding. The Brilliant Futures fund will shortly open applications for a new round of funding, clubs will be able to submit a project for the grant of up to $10,000 to implement their project. It is hoped that there will be up to 3 rounds of grants available, but this will depend upon donations received from clubs and members to the SISWP Federation Project. Help us, help our clubs, and women and girls by donating to the Federation Project.
What is the Brilliant Futures Fund?
The objective of this fund is to provide a funding stream for a club, a region or a country to implement or continue a new phase of a project which they would not be able to deliver without substantial funding.
The Brilliant Futures Fund Grant will provide funding for up to $10,000 to deliver a project. The project must have a strong educational focus. Clubs, Regions and Countries can nominate a project which addresses but is not inclusive to the following:
- Vision and Mission of SISWP
Increasing education opportunities for women
Women’s sustainable economic independence
Women in leadership
The Nominated project can be:
- New Project
- Or an Existing project
The next round of funding will open shortly.