Junior Miss Botswana Donates to Child Line

| November 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

Pretty little faces, pretty innocent smiles, pretty tender acquiescent hearts and convincingly intelligent and confident personas this is what Junior Miss Botswana stands for.

These attributes collectively have been able to raise P24 000, clothes, food and toys which have been donated to the less privileged children at Child Line Botswana through the auspices of Junior Miss Botswana.

Junior Miss Botswana, which has been running successfully since 2012, is organised annually by Supermodel Inc. in conjunction with Madam Queen Modeling Agency.

The previous Saturday, the finest beauties, who radiated confidence rocking the ramp and exuding a certain level of cleverness were crowned with 14-year-old Refilwe Mosweu – a Form Two student at Kgosimpe Junior Secondary School in Jwaneng, beat all those competing under the Under-14 Category.

Nine-year-old Abale Motlhabane of Gaborone International School won the Under-10 title category. Speaking during the donation handover on Saturday November 8, Queen Kolobe of Madam Queen Modeling Agency said 2014 was the best year for Junior Miss Botswana since they had been able to raise more money for charity compared to yester years.

She said the pageant was meant to groom young girls who are interested in modeling. Moreover, she said she aspires to brand Junior Miss Botswana internationally “to mold and produce girls who are globally aware and ready to compete at international levels,” she said.

Excitedly receiving the donation, Child Line Botswana Operations Coordinator Olebile Machete said the donation from Junior Miss Botswana would go a long way in raising awareness of Child Line, assisting about 21 children who are sheltered there.

“We offer temporary shelter to children who were grossly neglected, some abandoned, some abused, and we appreciate what Junior Miss Botswana has done for us,” he said to a thunderous round of applause from the audience packed in the Child Line Hall at Block 7.

Machete said Child Line was a non-governmental organization that is supposed to assist children temporarily “but sometimes the children end up overstaying due to various circumstances,” he said.

He said the demand for their service was high but they could only offer assistance to a few children on account of their limited capacity. In an interview with BOPA, Junior Miss Botswana contestant, 14-year-old Aarya Fendar who raised more money towards the donation – P7,000 and donated some clothes and toys said she was happy that she hasd completed her course.

She said she was motivated to tirelessly knock from door to door to raise more money for the children at the shelter because she was touched by their sad stories. “These children deserve better, we must help them live better lives” she said.

Source : BOPA

Source : Botswana Daily News

Category: Human Rights

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