As part of efforts to support the famous pro-poor agenda of President George M. Weah, a local non-for profit organization named and styled “Tia-sh” has successfully hosted a one-day beauty pageantry for kids in Monrovia.
The ceremony which was graced by some prominent individuals in the beauty pageantry industry in Liberia was held under the theme: “Empowering Beauties and Talents through Education.”
With sponsors coming from both the public and private sector, the ceremony brought together six female kids who contested for this year Miss Tia-sh crown.
The six kids include: Lil. Miss Charlyn Jangaba; Lil. Miss Fanta Kaba and Lil.Miss Joy Salam. Others are: Lil. Miss Helena Sheriff; Lil. Miss Joniel Ketter and Lil. Miss Shaniel B. Toe.
Speaking after the pageant, the Chief Executive Officer of Tia-sh, Vashti E. George said the event was solely intended to support kids’ education in Liberia.
She said with the reopening of schools next month, the formulation of the pageantry was her own way of encouraging kids who will be in school for the next seven months.
“It took me up to US$10,000.00 to finance this program. And I am extremely grateful to all of the sponsors who supported me in this endeavor,” she intoned.
When asked whether she intends to make the organization an internationally supported foundation, she consented to the idea adding that
“I will highly appreciate if the government or international groupings can partner with Tia-sh in fostering primary education across Liberia.”
For his part, Montserrado County District # 8 Representative Moses Acarous Gray who served as one of the judges during the contest, thanked the CEO of Tia-sh for the initiative and promised to always support such endeavor as it is in the best interest of the country.
The Montserrado County Representative as part of his support to Tia-sh provided a five-year scholarship to the winner of the contest and promised to give some cash support to the two runners-up of the competition.
Based on the judge’s decision, Lil. Miss Fanta Baba emerged as the winner of the pageant while Lil. Miss Charlyn Jangaba and Joy Salam emerged as first and second runners-up respectively.