Mdantsane teen wins Junior Miss SA, EC

Fourteen-year-old Amahle Qomfo, of Mdantsane, was crowned the International Junior Miss SA, Eastern Cape, at the beauty pageant held in Durban from October 6 to 9.

The young school pupil was awarded a scholarship to the value of R10,000 based on her academics in the Junior Teens category. In 2019, she was also nominated as one of the young philanthropists recognised by Daily Dispatch Local Heroes.

“Winning the pageant makes me feel very proud of her,” Amahle’s mother, Zukelwa said. “It makes me happy to see my child being so confident and bold. Although the point of entering a pageant is to win, I don’t want her to think that winning is everything. We also learn through failure and that’s enough winning. I saw how she used to carry herself around the camera when she was just below eight years and I figured it was probably how she spent a lot of time watching TV and when at the age of nine, I decided to take her to modelling classes, and she instantly fell in love with it,” Zukelwa said.

“As a parent, I think extramural activities are equally important as school work. I do want her to pass at school, but I also want her to take the extra curricular activities seriously in case she wants to lead a career in one of them one day. “So I help her by not disregarding the importance of any of the two things. It motivates her to do her best when it comes to both.”

The St Christopher’s Private School Grade 8 pupil said she was currently organising a donation drive to collect essential supplies for needy school pupils. “I am passionate in supporting the children in need, please support by donating a school shirt/pair of socks, school supplies, toothpaste, or any other supplies you can spare. I also support children living with congenital heart defects [CHD],” she said.

To make donations, visit the Amahle Qomfo Foundation Facebook page.




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