The Chief Executive Officer of the DIJAH KAY Production, Kadijah Koroma, popularly known as Dijah Kay, has recently at the Ministry of Tourism launched The Sierra Leone Beauty Pageant for Senior Schools. It was held on the theme: “Consolidation, solidarity and a call for positive change, rebranding of Sierra Leone and awareness amongst teenagers.’’
This project, she said, will help in promoting young talents that are aspiring to go into pageantry. “This project will target young pupils in Senior Secondary Schools in the western area and later to the provinces,’’ she disclosed.
“We will identify young talents, train and mentor them before the competition,’’ she explained.
Dijah said that winners from each secondary school will compete in the inter-secondary schools beauty pageant which she said would lead to the crowning of the Miss Western Area Senior Secondary Schools for 2017.
The movie star also disclosed that the first phase of the project is expected to last for five months starting from March. “It will immensely help to divert the minds of young people from negative things and position their minds to focus on better options provided by the DIJAH KAY Productions,’’ she promised. “It will also make them become productive and result-oriented.”
Speaking on behalf of the Ministry of Tourism and Culture, the Deputy of Secretary of the Ministry, Mr. Joseph Thonton, said the whole project is good and thank Dijah Kay for thinking and bringing up such a brilliant concept. He said they as a ministry will give their support to the project and ensure that it is actualized. He continued that it will also help the young talents to have the necessary training and will put them in a better place to do pageantry. “We want to see beauty with brains,” he said.
He calls on Sierra Leoneans to come onboard and give the necessary support, noting that the project will help build the educational aspect of the pupils and that also provide them all the things they need to do when it comes to pageantry.
Representing schools in the country, Jerry Renner, a teacher of Limount College, said his school and other major schools in the country are in support of the idea brought up by Dijah Kay. He said their school is ready and they will ensure they do their best to give equal opportunity to all those that will be contesting under their schools. He also called on Sierra Leoneans to give DIJAH KAY Productions all the support.