THE much-anticipated Mr and Miss Albinism Southern Africa pageant is on tomorrow, with organisers calling for donations.
Running under the theme “Into The Light”, the pageant will be held at the Harare International Conference Centre (HICC).
A total of 18 contestants will battle it out for the coveted titles at the ceremony, representing 10 countries in Southern Africa.
Participating countries are hosts Zimbabwe, Angola, Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa and Zambia.
The event, which celebrates the beauty and talent of people with albinism, will incorporate such categories as evening gown, talent, and interview, with the winners crowned the new Mr and Miss Albinism Southern Africa.
One of the organisers, Brenda Musaka, said:
“Putting on such a high-profile event is no easy feat, especially when it comes to funding thus we are kindly asking for donations from businesses and individuals who want to support the cause.
“We believe that everyone deserves to feel beautiful and valued, regardless of their skin colour or appearance.
“By hosting Mr and Miss Albinism Southern Africa, we hope to raise awareness about the challenges faced by people with albinism and empower them to be proud of who they are.”
To help cover the costs of the event, the organisers are seeking donations of any amount from members of the public.
This includes financial contributions, as well as in-kind donations such as gifts, prizes, and services.
“We’re hoping to create a memorable experience for our contestants and attendees, and any support we can get will go a long way towards making that happen.
“Those who wish to donate can do so by contacting the organisers directly or by visiting the event’s website.”