CONTENDER for Miss SA Schools Ambassador Kiara Singh held a carnival day where she catered for up to 40 children and 20 adults at the Rivlife Community Centre last Saturday. Each child and adult in attendance received toys and a meal along with dessert and cool drink. Fun and games spread cheer all around with live entertainment in the form of a clown and fun activities such as jumping castles kept the crowd happy throughout the day. “We got every child involved in various games and they all played on the jumping castle while others watched the clown show,” said Singh. After the fun and festivities was over, Singh conducted a diabetic awareness talk inspired by her late dad who was a diabetic.“Diabetes is an issue close to my heart because my dad passed away due to it and, therefore, I revolved my talk to the audience around my experience with him”, said Singh.Singh thanked everyone in attendance who offered their help, with her teacher D. Gobind and Noelene Charles organising the event. Sponsors such as Molly’s Fruit and Veg sponsored the food, making it possible for Singh to feed up to 60 people. “It took me a few weeks to plan this and it was very stressful. Seeing the joy that each child displayed and being able to give a talk on diabetes brought back memories,” said Singh fondly. A display on the importance and how to use insulin was given by Singh who said that a lady present was a diabetic which made the tutorial more special. “I’m glad that my tutorial could help someone handle their situation as one lady present was a diabetic and I also showed how it could be avoided”, said Singh. Singh has been selected as the only candidate for Miss SA Schools Ambassador from Pietermaritzburg and will be hoping to take home the crown when the finals take place in Pretoria, with the first leg starting at Gold Reef City on May 25 and ending at the Sheraton Hotel on May 26.