International Awareness and Involvement
International Awareness and Involvement is one of our Sorority’s Five-Point Programmatic Thrust. Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. has an extensive history of involvement in international issues, including human rights. International Awareness and Involvement has enabled women of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated to broaden their knowledge and understanding of nations other than their own. This thrust has increased the interest in international affairs and has aided in the development of a greater appreciation for people of different backgrounds and cultures in five developing countries in Africa and Haiti with a primary focus on women and girls.
The St. Louis Alumnae Chapter’s International Awareness and Involvement Committee strives to increase awareness of international affairs. We are committed to developing programs to promote international awareness and conducting service projects designed to benefit those in need from diverse cultures. The St. Louis Alumnae Chapter continues to work globally with five program initiatives.
- ADELAIDE TAMBO SCHOOL (South Africa) – 20% – Prosthetic devices – Physical therapy equipment – Musical instruments – Art supplies – Computers/Technology – Disability upgrades to facilities
- DELTA HOUSE/VASHTI VILLAGE (Swaziland) – 25% – School fees – Clothing – Computers/Technology – Facility maintenance – Health care DST SCHOOL/CB MCINTYRE CAMPUS (Haiti) -20% – School supplies – Equipment
- MARY HELP of the SICK HOSPITAL (Kenya) –12.5% – Medical supplies and equipment – Staff development
- TREE – Training Resources for Early Education- (South Africa) – 5% – Training for township program leaders – Transportation for program evaluators
- WATER TANKS/ SUPPLIES/SCHOLARSHIPS (Kenya) –15% I Can Fly High School –(10%) Muindi Mbinga School –(5%)
In March 2003, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. received the honor of being named the first Black Greek Letter Organization to gain the status of Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council at the United Nations. Delta was charged to use their NGO status to monitor the status of women and children in the world and bind together with other NGOs to ensure that the UN honors its commitment.