Red Cross imparts skills on beauty queens

| September 20, 2015

The Botswana Red Cross Society hosted a beauty pageant recently in Moshupa that sought to empower beauty queens with survival skills. Speaking at the event, the society’s chairperson Sibongile Osupeng said the pageant is steeped in humanitarian ethos, as it is meant to inspire positive change.

The competition brought together 10 contestants from Moshupa and surrounding villages.

She said the contestants were coached on Red Cross programmes such as disaster management, first aid, peer education and orphan and vulnerable children care, among others.

She said the queen will be instrumental in taking the Red Cross Society to the people and partaking in community projects that fight human suffering. Kgomotso Letlhatshane of Moshupa was crowned queen while Onalenna Theetso and

Dikabelo Keabetswe emerged first and second princesses respectively.

“I am now going to address the social ills in my village. I am happy that I have the chance to be a source of motivation to my age mates,” said Letlhatshane.

She said that she will embark on motivational talks in schools to advise students against teenage pregnancy and drugs and alcohol abuse.

The chief organiser of the event Winnie Karabo hailed the support they got from the business community in Moshupa. “Although we were holding the pageant for the first time, support has been impressive. We received sponsorship from the parliamentary office, Mega Cash & Carry, River Hardware and Hi-Care Pharmacy,” she said.

She also thanked X-Modelling Agency and Andries Design for their pledges.

She expressed gratitude towards local DJs and artistes who volunteered their entertainment services and the community for attending the event in good numbers.

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