Former Miss Liberia, Patrice Juah, has re-launched the Miss Education Awareness Pageant Platform to help inspire young girls to strive for higher education and contribute to the development of Liberia.
At the launch over the weekend at the One Moore Bookstore on Camp Johnson Road, Ms. Juah said the program provides scholarships and advocates for the education of girls.
She explained that the pageant was founded in 2007 at the Martha Juah Educational Foundation in collaboration with the Evelyn Fairley Production and has since produced several outstanding young women and education ambassadors who continue to mentor and inspire their peers to take their education seriously.
The Miss Education Awareness Pageant was held under the theme: Beauty, Brains and Humanity, and was graced by educators and young women who continue to contribute immensely to the development of Liberia, including Ms. Juah, who was hailed for her steadfastness to education.
Hawa Golakai, Janice Bropleh-Sasay, Patrice Juah among others read some of their famous articles, including poems that showcase passion for education and the importance of education to young women.
Ms. Juah said, “The pageant has also provided academic scholarships and mentorships to all of its participants. The pageant aims to create and nurture a network of brilliant young women through education, developing their skills and providing resources to enhance their aspirations, thereby cultivating a culture of servant leadership.”
Representatives of Paramount Young Women’s Initiative, ActionAid, UNICEF, and the government pledged their support to the Miss Education Awareness Pageant to ensure it achieves its objectives.