I grew up with Christian values and have loved serving my church and community from a very young age. As a Christian, I believe that my biggest purpose in life is to lead a life of service.
There are 3 things that inspire me to serve the way I do
1. Realizing that other beautiful young girls go through what I did. Or when I
saw a young person start to change their identity just to fit in and please
2. I desired to pour back into others just like other strangers poured into my
life when I had youth camps and bible studies. Those programs always had
a way to brighten my week and encourage me, I wanted to be a reason why
someone experienced light even if every other part of their life didn’t.
3. I have always admired civil right leaders that I read about in textbooks or
through documentaries. Their selflessness always thrilled me and excited
me. I have always looked up to them, I have always desired to leave such a
substantial legacy, like they did. There have been many lessons I have
learnt from them, the greatest is that these people became heroes because
of adversity. They rose up in times of opposition, not when it suited them
or when all was peaceful-otherwise, there’d be no need for them. So, I
looked at the challenges around me, and decided to rise up and look for
solution that would allow us to solve them.
My service platform is called Elpida, which when translated from
Greek to English means hope. I have learnt from my past experiences and
challenges that even the littlest ray of hope can get anyone through the darkest
tunnel as they walk towards the light. With those experiences came the
realization that people are most hopeless when they feel inadequate in any
capacity or sphere of life. The solution to that in my opinion was by looking for
ways in which to serve and bring about radical change through BEETH. The
acronym stands for Build, Educate, Empower, Train and Heal.
Build- Strong family structures in which children can grow and bloom in. Build safe
communities. Build bridges between the poor and the rich. Build sustainable
programs that bring about the eradication of poverty, violence, discrimination
and positive development and growth of the community and its people. Build
trust between community members and their representatives and local organization. Build mechanisms in which to hold public servers accountable as they serve.
Educate- Provide opportunity for people to have access to quality education.
Educate people on social, economic, and environmental issues facing us today and
coming up with ways in which those issues can be tackled. Educate people on
their rights and the resources available to them. Educate women intellectually, emotionally, financially and mentally.
Empower- Empower people; especially the youth to be active participants and
contributors in the well being, the development and positive change of their
community and country. To empower women to take up space and be
contributors to their country’s economy. Empower women to be at the forefront
of crucial conversations and be strong, intellectual leaders. Empower people to
feel adequate and to realize that change starts with us, but that change doesn’t
come by working alone. To empower people to make vital relationships with
people/organizations that will partner behind the plan for change.
Train- Train future leaders to make sure that they have skills that enable them to
lead accordingly. Train people on how vital policies are drafted, how to organize
actions/protests for change.
Heal- To provide a platform where people are able to heal from injustices of the
past. A platform where people can heal from the traumas they have experienced
due to their disabilities, discriminations, abuse, violence, or due to broken and
unkept communities. To have healthy people as leaders, teachers, friends,
parents, trainers (any other occupation) we need to have people who have been
able to walk down the road of the past, confronted that which hurt them, forgive
whatever and whoever needs forgiveness and find a path to healing and walking
forward into the light.
I am excited to be part of Miss Africa USA class of 2023. I look forward to forging lasting relationships, growth and most of all having fun while at it!
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