The pageant is pencilled for Christmas Day and will be preceded during the summer holiday by a selection process to find the finalists. Contestants have to be Outapi residents.
Mr Sackey Aipinge, Managing Director of the Miss Outapi pageant said that this year’s contestants have chosen to use their time and ability to contribute to the second phase of Tukwathela Mothers Project. “This is an initiative aimed at constructing a maternity building for expecting mothers that currently travel an average of 100 km to the District Hospital in Outapi and camp in tents for weeks before admission in to the labour ward,” emphasised Aipinge.
He also announced that the Miss Outapi organization works everyday to empower young women to be confident and to be their personal best while raising awareness of social problems threatening to derail the development of Outapi. Similarly, it is active in raising money for philanthropic endeavours and youth entrepreneurship in the region. “The pageant is solely designed to promote the need for volunteerism in our communities and to raise funds for various charitable activities,” added Aipinge.
Miss Outapi is a registered charity and a not-for-profit pageant based on campaigns that reinvest in the community. It participates in humanitarian project across the O regions and raises annually an average of N$36,000 for disadvantaged children and the elderly.