Nelly Ndung’u, a Nakuru-born Kenyan student currently studying in the UK has beaten all odds to emerge a finalist in the Miss Africa Great Britain beauty pageant.
The beauty pageant – Miss Africa Great Britain beauty pageant – is open to African women resident in the United Kingdom.
Ndung’u in an exclusive interview with the Nation detailed her charity course should she be crowned the winner.
A winner in Miss Africa Great Britain automatically becomes a goodwill ambassador for the pageant and is tasked with conceptualizing and implementing a charity programme based on her ideas on the pageant platform.
Ndung’u’s plan will be to support sanitary towels project in Kenya as a way to give back to the community while also addressing teenage pregnancies.
“This is the perfect chance for me to give my services to the society. I have been following Kenyan news, and it’s frustrating to see our girls getting pregnant at a very young age because they trade sex for pads,” she said.
“This is why I would love to work towards eradicating ‘period poverty’. I have done my research and this is a real problem, but one which is not widely known,” she added.
Ndung’u moved to the UK in 2018. She is a student at the University of Hertfordshire where she is pursuing pharmacology.
She is the first Kenyan eyeing the winner’s crown in the pageant which started in 2011. She is glad to have made it to top 30 selected for the finals.
Her chances are still high in winning the pageant given that she is currently on the second position.
With so much at stake, Ndung’u has been conducting spirited social media campaigns as the first finals go down on Saturday, September 26 while the overall finals and crowning of the winner will go down on October 17.
When she is not in class or engaged in the pageant, she visits teenagers living with autism in Peterborough.