THE NOBLEST OF ACTS ARE THOSE SHOWN TO THOSE WHOM YOU KNOW DO NOT HAVE THE MEANS OF PAYING BACK
– Anonymous Quote.
Every good deed deserves some mentioning. Though a clinical student of the reputable Madonna University, a private University in Nigeria, the tall and slim beauty scored the highest points and went on to steal the heart of the Judges to be crowned Queen!!!
AFTER THE BEAUTY CONTEST…
It was a turnaround moment for Queen Stephanie Ibekwe, who have always had a soft spot for helping the less privileged.
So as part of the first major act of her reign, after lavishly thanking all who supported and propelled her to victory, she immediately announced “A Free Health Care Program for Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs)”.
On the strength of all her partners and volunteers, Queen Stephanie marshaled out elaborate plans on how to help victims of the IDP Camp at Durumi, Abuja.
The Durumi IDP Camp
Sandy, brown and dusty, the Internally Displaced Persons’ Camp in Durumi, Abuja is like most other IDP Camps in the country.
The camp, however is a place of solace for victims of the terrorist attacks and violence, as wrath by the deadly Boko Haram Group. Other persons in the camp, who experienced domestic violence or who are homeless or economically decrepit, run to the Camp for help.
The camp have a lot of desolate children who mothers, not being able to cater for them, neglect them to the elements of nature.
Periodically government and private relief efforts are brought to the camp, but it is usually insufficient to go round to the mass of people.
Basic amenities of water, clothing, shelter, food and medicine are, to put it mildly, lacking.
The Free Health Care For Displaced People… Durumi IDP Camp, Abuja
It is so obvious that the displaced persons in Durumi, Abuja would not quickly forget the care that volunteers and health professionals rendered on those 3-days.
Free medical consultations were done for these victims of social decadence and violence, whom would ordinary not be able to afford the high cost of medical practitioners.
Women, Children were the most beneficiaries of the outreach… the joy was easily palpable in the arena.
The visit took off in earnest as the displaced persons queued up to get medical check and accompanying drug prescription, where necessary.
It should be noted that most of these internally displaced persons/patients may have not had a proper medical check up all their lives or in a very long time, all the while depending on local roots and herbs with its attendant dangers.
They thronged the place to take advantage of this rare opportunity.
The event had volunteers (supporting and medical practitioners) in attendance, doing something positively different in the Lives of people.
VOLUNTEER MEDICAL PRACTITIONERS:
- Dr Justice
- Dr Stephanie
- Dr Chika
- Dr Michael
- Mr HenryVal
Other Volunteers Making Life Better for the IDPs…
- Mr John
- Mr Cletus
- Mr Stephen
- Miss Linient
- Mr Eze
- King James
- Mr Leroy
- Mrs Victoria
OFFICIAL PHOTOGRAPHER: Noble_Picture
Queen Stephanie’s Love For These Internally Displaced Persons, Knows No Bounds…
ABOUT MISS PEARL INTERNATIONAL
THE MISS PEARL INTERNATIONAL BEAUTY PAGEANT (MPI) is a modelling and beauty pageant. The programme combines the features of modelling and beauty pageant, two of the world’s most celebrated shows.
The programme is a festival of beauty, photographic and television concert that would be parading bevies of beauty and the creative works of some of the best fashion designers of our nation/Africa.
The contestants would during THE MISS PEARL INTERNATIONAL BEAUTY PAGEANT (MPI) competition, parade the designs of some of these fashion designers whose amazing concepts are increasingly becoming exotic.
Our aim is to use the programme annually to promote and exhibit the dynamic range of styles and colour of Nigeria’s textiles and fashions.
Benefits to Nation (economic, social, and political)
• The hunt will guarantee a critical talent pool to which the country can look and rely on to source talent for.
• The country will earn foreign exchange from the international sign-on fees of these models.
• The models will do Nigeria proud and increase our chances of winning trophies in international pageants thereby serving to further unify the country.
• As National brand carriers, the international profile of these models will serve to improve the international profile of the country.
• The pageant will provide young people with the avenue to pursue their professional modelling careers, thereby reducing unemployment amongst young people.
• The pageant will intrigue and engage young people, thereby reducing their idle time and the possibility for criminality, crime, and vices.
• The pageant will further help to mitigate harmful cultural gender practices and discrimination and consolidate the social equality and right of the woman as human.
Below are the Reigning Queens for 2017
MISS PEARL INTERNATIONAL – QUEEN STEPHANIE IBEKWE
MISS PEARL AFRICA – QUEEN CONSTANCE OMON
MOST BEAUTIFUL PEARL GIRL – QUEEN ANNA JOSEPH
FACE OF PEARL – QUEEN LILIAN OPUTA
MPI NORTH/WEST – QUEEN HAPPINESS JOHN
MPI NORTH/EAST – QUEEN BENERITA ANAFUWE
MPI NORTH/CENTRAL – QUEEN GLORIA NYIKWAGH
MPI SOUTH/EAST – QUEEN OLUCHI AGU
MPI SOUTH/SOUTH – QUEEN LAURA AITONJE
MPI SOUTH/WEST- QUEEN BLESSING ONWI