The National Cultural Centre will definitely come alive on Saturday, August 12 as six beautiful, intelligent and successful young ladies take to the stage to compete for the title of Miss Emancipation 2017.
Those competing for the crown are Rachel Alfred, Emaley Nurse, Sceantell Alder, Tinesha Trotman, Amaniah Cort and Ayana Glasgow.
The aim of the Miss Emancipation Pageant is to empower young African-Guyanese women through cultural awareness and education. Over the years, the delegates of the Miss Emancipation Pageant have been engaging in a series of African history and women empowerment seminars.
In addition, they have been engaging in community projects in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) and play an integral role in moulding young minds to get involved in these fields to remain competitive in a changing world.
The Miss Emancipation contest is a highly-anticipated occasion that takes the form of an African gala. It is one of the few occasions in which Guyanese adorn themselves in their African attire showcasing the richness of the culture.
The delegates will be competing in the introduction, business wear, evening gown and intelligence segments. In addition, the delegates were tasked with coming up with a community project and on the night of the grand coronation, they will be grilled on the projects’ content and implementation.
The reigning Miss Emancipation Delicia Wright will be handing over her crown on Pageant night.