THE EDUCATION FOUNDATION OF THE UNION OF NORWAY
Deadline for the year 2015-2016: 1. March 2015
SOROPTIMIST INTERNATIONAL UNION NORVEGIENNE FONDATION POUR L’EDUCATION
Date limite pour l'année 2015-2016: 1 Mars 2015
In 1985 two Norwegian soroptimists, Wenche Klunderud, SI Larvik and Bergljot Knudsen, SI Voss travelled together to a Federation Congress in Izmir, Turkey. This meeting with other soroptimists, especially the representatives from the African continent, made a strong impression and inspired them to suggest a direct involvement.
This was the start of the Norwegian Education Foundation and in that same year the Norwegian Union established a fund to support women’s education in their own environment. Slowly, the fund has grown and this year, 2014, we were able to support 89 women undertaking different kinds of training.
Our goal is to have a close relationship with the Soroptimist clubs within our Federation, to obtain their advice in selecting the best candidates, helping these women to apply for a grant and supporting them through their studies.
At a Governors Meeting in 2012, The Norwegian Education Foundation was named the “Overall Winner”, the Best Practice Award.