Women from Nelson Mandela Bay, Humansdorp and Jeffreys Bay heaved a sigh of relief recently when the news broke that my Longhair has decided not to enter the Mrs Port Elizabeth 2014 pageant, paving the way for stiff competition and a better chance at winning for the rest of woman kind.
Married, Divorced or Widowed Women aged 24 to 58 years of age and who are passionate about making a positive difference in our community have until 28 April to enter.
Round one of the interviews will begin on 1 May at the Athenauem and the crowning gala event will take place at the Feather Market Centre on 16 August 2014.
Local women will be competing for the glory of being crowned Mrs Port Elizabeth 2014 be crowned with an imported crown and receive the many gifts on offer at the crowning.
Juanita Smith from organisers, RoleModels South Africa says; “Besides the Mrs PE Journey being a life altering event and a confidence booster in the the lead up to the event, the title acknowledges ordinary women in the community doing extra-ordinary things for the under-priviledged and provides a platform for her to make more of a difference in the community.”
The charity beneficiary of the Mrs Port Elizabeth pageant is the Imfundo Educare Project, of the Rolemodels Foundation (084-422NPO).
“Rolemodels Foundation is an association not for gain, registered under current legislation as prescribed by the non profit organisation’s act, Act 7 of 1997, with the Department of Social Development,” confirmed Smit.
“The Rolemodels Foundation intervenes in destitute communities, to initiate support crèches, educare and homework centers. A child who starts school without any educational foundation, starts life off at a disadvantage. With the educational curriculum for Grade 1 learners, they are required to know their ABC, colours, shapes numbers. A child who has never been exposed to an educational environment in their formative years (age 3-6yrs) is already labeled as problem child at the age of 6-7. This trend will continue throughout his school years, until he eventually drops out of school, since he has never coped. Working in impoverished areas, we often see children aged 9, 10 and 11 not attending school, this could very well be the explanation. It is our mission to reduce the statistics of children roaming the streets and we focus on the root of the problem, which often leads to the youth being uneducated. Such facilities also free the parents, for them to be able to go out and work, knowing that their child is taken care of,” continued Smit.
RoleModels accomplish their goal through the Imfundo Educare Project which is situated in Malabar Extension 6 in Port Elizabeth.
Interested in becoming Mrs Port Elizabeth 2014? Then Download an entry form or Nominate a Friend.
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