A beauty pageant with a unique aim to empower the less privileged dubbed Miss Charity is billed to take place on the 5th of October 2018 in Gaborone at the GICC.
According to the event organiser Rentse Ugokwe Maganu, Miss Charity’s mission is to raise funds for the elders who are left with orphans, to empower youth and women to care for the community, to back to the community builds a healthy society and to better the lives of women operating on a smaller scale business such as women at the taxi rank and bus rank.
“This is a unique initiative. We are looking for beauty with a heart of a gold; we are looking into changing the mindset of the young, youth and women by educating them about the importance of giving and caring for the community,” said Maganu.
The plan, according to Maganu, is to host the event annually. The winner of the pageant will work for a chosen charity. “Most women do great work of helping the underprivileged; however they are not noticed as they operate charities on a small scale. This beauty pageant will assist them to be recognized,” said Maganu.
The other area of interest for Miss Charity, according to the organizer, is disadvantaged children, especially in rural areas, who she points out; suffer the most just to get education. The winner of Miss Charity pageant, Maganu revealed will visit primary schools in villages or rural areas where a lot of children often need help with school uniforms and shoes.
The Rentse foundation ran by Maganu has already donated school uniforms and school shoes to 40 kids at Kotolaname Primary School and the hope is that Miss Charity will take over and continue this good deed.
Maganu said Rentse Foundation has pledged to use proceeds from the event to build three houses for the elderly at Lephepe village, which is anticipated to cost P 25 000 per house. In 2016, The Rentse Foundation Trust Fund built a 3-bedroomed house for 15 orphans in Mogapinyana. The house was also fully furnished. This project was sponsored by Filtration Africa.