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President Bharti Maheshwari’s Annual General Meeting address, November 14

I take pleasure in taking this opportunity to serve SI Bangalore as its elected President for the next two years. My endeavour would […]

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Amity in Action

To fight the winds of intolerance and fascism that is blowing about all over the world, SI Bangalore and SI Whitefield decided to […]

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650 green Messages

On September 13, SIB planted 650 trees and creepers at Sondekoppa Village lake as a Centenary Project. NSS students of R.V. Engineering College […]

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VOICES

Scholarships and sisterhood

“I am so grateful for your help. If you had not helped me, I would not be able to continue my studies.” These […]

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Human Library

By Zarreen Babu   My son once attended a ‘human library’ and participated in the round table meet. It interested me a lot, […]

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Caring for the COVID-affected

By Mamata Ghosh SIB’s schemes repaired the cruel COVID months of 38 women. On June 27, SIB partnered with an NGO, Safal, under […]

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Our Achievements

AWARDS AND ACHIEVEMENTS

At the SIGBI Harrogate Conference 2014 – Best Practice Award for One Billion Rise

SIB was one of three national clubs, along with Pune, that won a Best Practice Award. The special prize was for a Gender Sensitization Project – One Billion Rise – under the focus area of Violence and Conflict Resolution. SIB jointly won this award with three other clubs in India . The Gender sensitization projects were further honoured with the overall winner award shared with the mental health projects of Clubs in the Republic of Ireland.

Meru Garden Project

If your back aches, then rub the skin of a fresh lime over it and feel the pain vanishing!

This is a remedy offered in a priceless collection of books that quickly reached a 1,000 eager, global donors, in order to contribute to the Meru Community Garden Project  in Kenya. The focus is on ‘Educate, Enable and Empower Women’.

It is part of a simple set of solutions offered by a book on medicinal plants, compiled by Dr Prathibha Vinay.

The set of home remedies can tell you all about the magic of ginger and barley, among other herbs. Currently, they are contributing to the health and life of the Meru Project. Read about it in Deccan Herald.

AWARDS AND ACHIEVEMENTS

Earthshot Prize Finalist, Vinisha, will be our Honorary SIB member!

“I have no time for anger. I want to act. I am not just a girl from India. I am a girl from Earth,” said 14-year-old Vinisha Umashankar, one of the top 15 finalists of the Earthshot Award, who had been invited by Prince William to speak at the Cop26 Glasgow meet on November 2, 2021.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jxGb-buYwKE

This small wonder will soon be an honorary SIB member!

Vinisha had been invited by SIB to present an electrifying talk on her invention – an energy-saving solar ironing cart, a video demonstration that lit up the screen on February, 2021, during a webinar on Environment and Climate Change. Her idea won her the Swedish Children’s Climate Foundation Award 2020 and APJ Kalam Ignite Award, 2019. SIB too awarded her a cash prize, certificate and honorary membership.

The webinar helped to educate 25 SI members, three of whom were from Belgium and two from UK. Members were asked to trigger ideas to harness low-cost solar ironing carts. If it gets patented and begins production, the invention can reduce burning of 50 million kgs of charcoal everyday and can even be used to save wood.

FISTFUL OF NUTRITION

SIB is proud to say that Fistful of Nutrition is now a National (NASI) Project. It is a productive project that has been appreciated by all SI clubs. The club has to distribute jute bags with its logo on it to some schools. Everyday, the children who take the bags have to put a fistful of grains into it. After a month, they need to get the bags back to school. SIB members collect the bags, empty them into large containers and donate them to orphanages, remand homes and schools for the underprivileged. It has made SIB link donors with deserving donees. One-third of hungry people live in India, while 44% under-fives are underweight. SIB has worked towards achieving UN’s aim for Food Security and reach the Second Sustainable Development Goal in order to arrive at Zero Hunger. Building up social awareness, empathy and sensitivity among school children, especially the underprivileged, is an important goalpost.  SIB has also tried to engage the youth to check out for sustainable means to build up an inclusive world.

At the SIGBI Harrogate Conference 2014 – Best Practice Award for One Billion Rise

SIB was one of four national clubs, along with Pune, that won a Best Practice Award in 2014. The award honoured a Gender Sensitization Project, or One Billion Rise, which was categorised under the section of Violence and Conflict Resolution. The Gender Sensitisation projects were also included in the overall winner award that was shared with other projects under mental health, taken up by Republic of Ireland clubs.

Meru Garden Project

If your back aches, then rub the skin of a fresh lime over it and feel the pain vanishing!

This is a remedy offered in a priceless collection of books that quickly reached a 1,000 eager, global donors, in order to contribute to the Meru Community Garden Project  in Kenya. The focus is on ‘Educate, Enable and Empower Women’.

It is part of a simple set of solutions offered by a book on medicinal plants, compiled by Dr Prathibha Vinay.

The set of home remedies can tell you all about the magic of ginger and barley, among other herbs. Currently, they are contributing to the health and life of the Meru Project. Read about it in Deccan Herald.

 

BEET Meet

It was a proud day for SIB on December 7, 2018. On behalf of Dr Nalini Subbaiah, our Founder-President, SIB members received the volunteer service recognition award, for her services towards the underprivileged, especially women and girls. 

The award was conferred by the Effect Education Task Force. SIB was part of the vibrant BEET Force 5th Annual Symposium at Evoma Hotel, K.R. Puram.

It was a unique platform designed to bring various non profit organisations dealing with education and related issues to share support and interact with others, so that we as a group could serve the underprivileged.

The event was attended by the SIB’ PAC, Sudha Satish Mandi, Secretary Bharti Maheshwari and President Mamta Ghosh

EVERGREEN PROJECTS

Garima: Customised cotton and eco-friendly, reusable bags are printed with the SIB and Centenary logos. Through orders, SIB supports women tailors under its empowerment and vocational training programme. Read about it in Recent Achievements.

Soham: Counselling Centre for the Mental Well-Being of Women. With experienced Consultants and Psychologists, the non-profit centre is operating with volunteers and a lot of goodwill. Read about it in Recent Achievements.

Fistful of Grains: Bags bursting with rice and lentils and branded with SIB’s logo….These are rich collections of rice and lentils at many elite schools. They are the distributed to needy children by SI. Read more about it in Recent Achievements and in Deccan Herald.

Scholarships for needy children: SI locates meritorious but underprivileged students who need a generous supporting hand in order to complete their education.

Recordings for the visually challenged: SI members enable recordings of books for inmates of Mithra Jyothi, a special school for visually challenged students.

Theatre of the Oppressed: Live action and expressions through fluid movements…Theatre is creating some revolutionary communication in various parts of the city. Read about it in Recent AchievementsThe Hindu and Deccan Herald.

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SIB is launching a number of projects for counselling of women and literature for children.