UK based Malawian student Sangwani Harawa is expected to contest for Miss Teen Africa beauty pageant on Friday in London.
Harawa, 17 who last year participated in Face of Malawi UK contest told Nyasa Times that she is excited to represent Malawi at the fierce competition.
“I have joined Miss Teen Africa 2016, for several reasons, but my main reason, is because I want to be an advocate for young Malawian girls and boys. Being young myself, I can relate with everyday issues and concerns that young people may face.
“Growing up in the United Kingdom has given me so much opportunities that many young girls and boys in Malawi lack. Now, I’m not saying I can change everything, but my voice cannot be stopped, the hunger I have for change will only help me more to ensure that the voices of Malawian children are being heard,” said Harawa.
Taking place on the 10th of December, the pageant is being held at the prestigious Eastham Town Hall, London.
Now in its second year, Miss Teen Africa Pageant is a Beauty and Talent Pageant showcasing young women aged 13-19 of African origin representing the 54 Independent countries of Africa including Malawi, Ghana, Kenya, Zimbabwe and the Ivory Coast. Eleven contestants from 11 countries have made it, and will battle it out in the finale in December.
The pageant is the first of its kind and is devoted to strengthening the voices and representation of young females within the African community,with a huge emphasis on charitable deeds.
This year the Miss Teen Africa foundation will support Sickle Cell & Young Stroke Survivors charity (SCYSS). The organisers have also introduced the Teenovation Africa Awards, a platform that aims to promote education across Africa and recognise the work of Teenagers in the African community.