Beauty contest with a touch of nature

2018-02-14 06:00
PHOTO: SuppliedThe brains behind the fashion show, Luyanda Msane (left) and Nombuso Juqu.

PHOTO: SuppliedThe brains behind the fashion show, Luyanda Msane (left) and Nombuso Juqu.

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UBUHLE Bethu Child and Youth Development will host the Greenwich Meridian Fashion Show in Imbali Unit J community hall on February 17.

The show will be about raising awareness about environmental cleanliness and it aims to develop the listening, talking, communication skills of the participants and offer them guidance.

Clothes to be worn by the models will be made out of recycled material as a way of emphasizing the importance of keeping the environment clean.

One of the brains behind the beauty contest, Nombuso Juqu said: “Plastic, paper and fallen leaves will be used to create the attires for the models to promote environmental awareness both within schools and the wider community.”

She said the show is about combining quality, sustainability and design to create stylish products from recycled materials.

“The project’s main goal is to raise awareness, conduct research on identifying environmentally friendly products and offer easy best practice to participants being either models or designers. We want to provide support to young people and empower them to take action and change their environment,” Juqu said.

Models, fashion designers and entertainers that wish to take part in this contest can contact Juqu on 071 904 9682 or 073 319 8488.

Ubuhle Bethu Child and Youth Development(UBCYD), was founded by Juqu in 2016.

The idea was to teach the youth how to care for the environment, since they are future leaders and so are pillars of this world.

“Looking at the realities facing South Africa, young people are heavily addicted to drugs which leads to a high rate of crime, teenage pregnancy and lack of responsibility.

The main focus of this project is to try and eliminate the above-mentioned social issues by opening a platform for the youth to come out and show their talents and skills and work on their potential by taking part in events like fashion shows, pageants, talent shows, etc,” Juqu said.

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