A Kenyan, Nelly Ndung’u has made to the finals of the Miss Africa Great Britain beauty pageant, open to African women resident in the United Kingdom.
Ndung’u, who hails from Nakuru County, sees her feat as an opportunity to contribute to the progress and well being of her society.
According to her, she will support a sanitary- towel project in her home town Njoro.
“This is the perfect chance for me to give my services to the society. I have been following Kenyan news, and it is frustrating to see our girls getting pregnant at a very young age because they trade sex for pads,
“This is why I would love to work towards eradicating ‘period poverty’. I have done my research and this is a real problem, but one which is not widely known,” she said.
Final list of 30
For the past one month, Ms Nelly Ndung’u has been using her social media platform to campaign for herself.
Since the beauty pageant started in 2011, no Kenyan has won it.
However, Ms Ndung’u is in a favourable position to bag the title as she is currently in second position.
The competition is open to girls from different countries in Africa, and Ms Nelly Ndung’u is the only Kenyan to make it to the final list of 30.
The first finals of the contest took place Saturday, September 26, with the eventual winner of the competition set to be announced on Saturday, October 17.
Ms Ndung’u moved to the UK in 2018 after securing an admission at the University of Hertfordshire where she studies pharmacology.
She spends her spare time with young adults living with autism in Peterborough.
The winner of the pageant will become a goodwill ambassador for Miss Africa Great Britain, charged with designing and implementing a charity programme based on her Pageant Platform.
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