Miss rural heritage preps at advanced stage
By Own Correspondent
Preparations for the Miss Rural Heritage 2016 penciled in for Mahusekwa High School in Mashonaland East province on August 13 are at an advanced stage, Zimbabwe Multi-Talented Youth Association (Zimtaya) organisers have said.
Zimtaya secretary general Archibald Vambe said the pageant was aimed at empowering the most vulnerable, underprivileged orphaned rural girls.
“The girl child in the rural areas should feel as equally important in the society as her urban counterpart and that is our endeavour with this pageant as we seek to foster empowerment of the vulnerable and underprivileged orphaned rural girls,” he said.
“Miss Rural Heritage gives the rural girl child a new world, self-worth and self-actualisation as we get the girl to be involved in cultural exchange programs with neighbouring countries.”
Vambe said on the same day the association will be launching a boy child empowerment program to ensure sustainable development.
“We have realised that excluding the boy child in this quest by only empowering the girl child is self-defeating, hence a balanced empowerment program to reduce the abusive challenges that the boy child faces,” he said.
Last year’s pageant was held in Goromonzi with 21-year-old Callin Nyabunze being crowned the queen. ENDS