Pageant raises mental health, entrepreneurship issues

Vanessa Leepo
Vanessa Leepo

A new international beauty pageant called Miss Gem Africa has emerged to create a platform that raises awareness about mental health and entrepreneurship issues.

In an interview with Arts & Culture, the pageantry director Vanessa Leepo said the idea is to develop and unite African countries through pageantry to exchange culture, skills and knowledge.

She said they have currently opened Online registration for the pageant semi finals billed for August 27, at D'villa Rest Inn in Block 10, Gaborone. In order to be registered, aspiring queens are expected to send full names, current location, hometown or village names, hobbies and one full body photo to their Facebook page.

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