The third edition of Miss Women Empowerment is set to take place again on November 30 at Avani Gaborone Hotel & Casino. Tickets sell for P250 per person.
Co-Founder and Director of the beauty pageant Letsweletse Motshidiemang said the contest is aimed at empowering young women who most of the time face challenges that can hamper them from living fully to their ability and potential.
He said through Miss Women Empowerment pageant that he founded with Natasha Bandana Nkoga in 2016 they also intended to motivate all women including those who are in prison corridors.
“This project started from humble beginnings two years ago and it has been growing since its inception. Miss Women Empowerment is an initiative to empower women and ensure that they have authority and power in the society and through this most previous contestants are currently making significant strides in the society,” he added.
Motshidiemang said they are expecting it to grow into a big event in the future. However, he decried shortage of funds and appealed to sponsors to come on board to help in initiating the growth of the project, noting that currently they have no sponsors and only Avani is the main sponsor as it avails the venue for free.
“Currently we have no sponsors. We doing the project out of our pockets and this is not easy because hosting a beauty pageant which attracts participants across the country is expensive and therefore we are calling on the business community to help us. We have knocked on companies’ doors before and none of the companies have responded so far,” he regretted.