It’s never an easy task, but each year a number of exceptional Soroptimist projects are selected as winners of the SIE Best Practice Awards.
These outstanding projects are singled out for their relevance, impact, successful implementation and long-term viability. All have as their foremost purpose the concrete and lasting improvement of the lives of women and girls.
The 2016 Best Practice Awards winners are:
PROJECT OF THE YEAR 2016!
- SI Club Antananarivo Mandrosoa (Madagascar) and the Clubs of Luzern, Bad Ragaz, Vevey, Schwyz (Switzerland) for the project ‘Construction of an education centre and orphanage for street children in Antananarivo’
EDUCATE TO LEAD AWARD
- SI Club Uelzen (Germany) for the project ‘STEM Camp for Girls – (Mint Camp für Mädchen)’
- WINNER: SI Italy for the project ‘Education to gender diversity’
- RUNNER UP: SI Club Bamberg-Kunigunde (Germany) for the project ‘Learning is fun – rapid and non-bureaucratic assistance’
ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT CATEGORY
- WINNER: SI Club Merate (Italy) for the project ‘Empowering Bollate’s Female Convicts’
- RUNNER UP: SI Club Haarlem (Netherlands) for the project ‘Microcredit for Mothers’
ELIMINATION OF VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN CATEGORY
- WINNER: SI Turkey for the project ‘Evolution workshop’
- RUNNER UP: SI Club Münster-Mauritz (Germany) for the project ‘Pro filia: save Nepalese girls from trafficking and help them chose their own way of life’
- WINNER: SI Club Estoril Cascais (Portugal) for the project ‘Handball and Health side by side’ (Andebol e Saúde lado a lado)
- RUNNER UP: SI Club Périgueux (France) for the project ‘Cami Help Association, Sport and Cancer’
SUSTAINABLE ENVIRONMENT CATEGORY
- WINNER: SI Club Milano alla Scala (Italy) for the project ‘Milan, a woman-oriented city’
- RUNNER UP: SI Club Vannes (France) for the project ‘Scholarships awards 2015 for women farmers’
To read more about our most outstanding projects from recent years, click on the thumbnails below.