By Sukuoluhle Ndlovu
Miss Heritage Global gave her the limelight and today local model Pauline Marere is preparing herself for Miss Pan Africa Queen where she will represent Zimbabwe in Lagos, Nigeria from October 27 till November 10.
Miss Pan Africa is a pageant based on celebrating the diverse cultures Africa has that make up the African culture, and also celebrating the African woman. It is there to empower young ladies so that they can become the best version of themselves without forgetting who they are or their roots.
Marere said she is running various projects to assist the needy.
“I am involved in two project — Feed a child, Save a Soul project where l am collecting rice and mealie meal from family and friends and donating it to children’s homes and old people’s homes,” Marere told Standard Style.
“My other project is the hospital visit campaign where l will be visiting TB patients and people living with HIV at different hospitals and motivate them not to give up on medication.
“Miss Pan African queen is a pageant that focuses a lot on helping humanity and making a difference in other people and since l love charity work, l felt it is a good platform for me to spread my wings and touch the lives of those around me.”
If Marere wins the continental crown, she believes it will bring change to many lives and help them be optimistic about the future.
“As a queen l would like to bring hope to all Zimbabweans, especially those living under unfavourable conditions,” she said.
“My journey to Miss Pan Africa is nothing more than making a positive change in the lives of those who are at the giving up point.
“I would like to be a light to all those who do not see a bright future ahead due to their current circumstances.”
Her biggest challenge is money so she is in the process of seeking sponsorship and she has approached several companies including the Nigerian embassy, Ethiopian Airways and Rwandan
Airways for support.