Winner of the 2018 Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria (MBGN) Anita Ukah says she plans to empower less privileged children.
She said: “We are currently working with kids on the streets, especially those in slums and ghettos. We are talking about kids that have no education and also those who were in school for a while, but due to certain reasons couldn’t continue their education.
“So, what we are trying to do is help them go back to school in a sustainable way so they don’t have to drop out of school again. Whitney Houston once said ‘I believe the children are our future in her classic, ‘Greatest Love of All’. That song means a lot to me and I find it very inspiring because the kids are our future. If we fail to plan for them, then we have failed to plan for the future of our country. The need for such an intervention cannot be overemphasized.
“I want this project to run during my reign and beyond. That is why I’m determined to make sure it works out. I want to pick as much kids as possible off the streets and get them back to school.”
On how she intends to go about the project, the ex-Miss Igbinedion University said her team would start with what is available and as such, will not be discouraged by any factor.
“We are currently sending out sponsorship letters. There’s a lot of work to be done, but right now we don’t have sponsors,” she added.