By Mosunmola Ayobami in Ilorin
International beauty queens from six different countries are set to storm Kwara State, the State of Harmony, in support of the Kits for Kids Africa Education intervention targeted at helping over 5,000 kids in public schools.
The event will hold from May 23-26, 2016. The beauty queens from the USA, Canada, South Africa, India, Botswana and Puerto Rico will be in the state to offer special support appearances at the event.
According to Miss Tomi Salami, the CEO of Aurora Charity Foundation, organisers of the Kits for Kids Africa initiative, the education intervention is targeted at helping over 5,000 needy children in public schools across Kwara State.
Miss Salami stated that items to be provided would include brand new school bags, sandals, stockings, exercise books and stationery.
Other items such as lunch bowls, tooth brushes, water bottles and lots more will also be provided to the children.
Miss Salami said: “We have celebrities joining us as Goodwill and Tourism Ambassadors so it’s going to be absolutely amazing… the experience of a lifetime for the children.”
The 4-day event will include courtesy visits to the Governor of Kwara State, traditional rulers and indigenous dignitaries, strategic Kwara State Government development and infrastructure projects and a media tour.
It will also feature a 2-day Kits for Kids educational intervention in partnership with Microsoft Corporation and will conclude with an official photo shoot at West Africa’s Highest Waterfall, the Owu Falls, located in Kwara state.
Since 2013, Kits for Kids Africa has been impacting thousands of lives positively and it’s set to do it again by enhancing the face of education in Africa as well as inspiring and supporting the Leaders of Tomorrow.