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Challenge for NGO

Shayal Devi
Thursday, January 23, 2014

AN NGO committed to improving the lives of women and girls says recruiting new members is a difficult task.

Soroptimist International president Zareena Bi said most women had family responsibilities apart from their profession.

"Soroptimist International needs professional members with access to modern technology so that women are able to communicate and keep in touch with each other regularly since the club meetings are monthly," Ms Bi said.

"One of the other challenges is the retention of members.

"Sometimes, members get transferred due to their profession or they migrate for greener pastures.

"We do have extension and retention strategies in place so hopefully, we are able to get positive results."

Ms Bi's two-year term at the helm ends this year and Ba doctor Maria Doton is expected to be handed the reins next month.

"The respective clubs will continue with their projects in the areas of education, health and gender issue concerning women. Also, the focus of projects will be on empowerment of women.

"There is a major environment initiative which SI Fiji will undertake this year through the seven clubs — this will involve the introduction of the 3R (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle) project at schools around the country."

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