Rose Siduna, Entertainment Reporter
MISS Zimbabwe Schools and Simudziranayi Community Organisation founder Zinzile Mantiziba says they are committed to empowering young women to realise their talents through modelling.
Zinzile said this ahead of the 2019 Miss School pageant set for June 1 at Holiday Inn.
“Our goal is to help the young women to display their talents, confidence building and empowerment.
“It is also in line with supporting the new curriculum that children should identify their talent and be groomed and excel in them,” said Zinzile.
The pageant organisers urged government, parents, corporate world and everyone to support such initiatives as they create employment for the youths.
Reigning Miss Zim Schools Daphne Kaseke, 16, hailed the pageant organisers for supporting the girl child.
“Growing up I had a passion for modelling though I was not confident enough.
“I looked at it as a passion for modelling not a talent but I was groomed well enough to realise that it really was a talent and I became more confident in myself.
“When I won Miss Zim Schools last year, I was really happy because I never expected to win and that win showed me that I have it in me,” said Daphne.
The winner of the pageant is set to receive a full scholarship for a year and will be able to represent Zimbabwe in Europe.
Various companies have come on board to support the annual pageant.
These include Vatumwa “Your Personal Assistant”, a Zimbabwean company which assists individual who are preoccupied or are out of the country with errands that need to be done.
ZLG, Zimbabwe leading purified water bottled Water Company and Owami Beauty Hub, a company based in Zimbabwe and South Africa and deals with make-up and different products are sponsoring the event.
Women in Health has also come on board to ensure they empower young women.