Miss PMB 2016 has a heart of gold

2017-11-01 06:01
Miss PMB 2016, Merishka Kanal.PHOTO: sunil rakuban

Miss PMB 2016, Merishka Kanal.PHOTO: sunil rakuban

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HER goal is to bring positive change for the Pietermaritzburg community. Miss PMB 2016, Merishka Kanal­ (20), has started a campaign and collects food for animals and finds homes for stray dogs and cats.

She also donates food to disadvantaged children.

Kanal told Maritzburg Fever her goal is to give back because she has a platform to do so as Miss PMB 2016.

“I started donating food to school children who come from underprivileged backgrounds and who cannot afford to bring lunch to school.

“I also donated cup cakes to children who play on the corner of Khan Road in Northdale. I love children because they bring joy to my heart,” she said.

Kanal also reaches out and motivates suicidal teenagers, especially those who come from broken homes.

“I want to inspire the youth.I am available to them if they need my help. I want to be someone they can look up to.

“I want to show people that having faith and believing in yourself can make dreams come true. “Being Miss PMB is not only about fame, it is also about giving back to my community of Pietermaritzburg. If we can work together we can make difference.”

She asks people to donate tinned or dry food, blankets and toys that will be given to the SPCA, and toys that will be given to children in need.

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