Contestants undergo assessment of their ‘Beauty with a Purpose’ project

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 - 15:03

The contestants taking part in this year’s Miss Seychelles ... Another World 2016 beauty pageant have recently undergone an intensive and vigorous assessment of their Beauty with a Purpose projects based on health, environmental and social welfare issues affecting the society.

The three-day assessment took place at STB’s head office at Espace Building before a panel of jury made of professionals from various walks of life such as child development and care, good governance, project economist and consultants  and international relations.

Among the judges were the current and outgoing Miss Seychelles 2015, Linne Freminot, whose project won her the title of Best Beauty with A Purpose Project last year.

Her project focused on rehabilitating and bringing incarcerated parents closer to their children through recreational activities carried out in a children’s playground that Linne set up at the Montagne Posée correctional centre with the support of Vijay Construction.

This year’s contestants produced a high standard of community-based projects ranging from themes such as child neglect, bringing joy and happiness to disabled children, taking care of children and adults after road accidents, teenage pregnancy, heroin addiction to overcoming low esteem in teenagers, a better  future for children after having lived in orphanages, psychological support for grieving children, handling children with the autism spectrum, overcoming cancer and promoting effective coastal management for the future of Seychelles.

The panel of jury searched on the definition of the projects, looked at the sense of originality which demonstrates proof of having relevance in today’s society, and how the projects reflect today’s life situation and are relevant in today’s world.

The judges also looked at good presentation skills with fluidity based on pertinence, comprehensiveness, clarity, fluidity in languages spoken and whether the contestants could answer questions on their respective project themes.

Their preparatory work and the clarity of their projects within the element of Beauty With A Purpose was also taken into consideration by the panel of jury.

The winner of the Beauty With A Purpose project will be announced on the night of the Miss Seychelles … Another World 2016 beauty pageant which will held on Saturday May 28, 2016 at the ICCS starting at 6.30pm.

Tickets for the pageant are on sale at R700 each at the STB head office at Espace Building and at the STB Tourist Information Office at Independence House.