By Yemisi Abah-Suleiman
Sandra Iwu, a computerÂ Â Â science student of Lagos State University came to limelight in 2007, when she emergedÂ Miss Galaxy International; a West African pageantry with Nigerian and Ghanaian models.
Though her reign was laced with a lot of controversies with her organizers, Sandra has since moved on to other things, one of which is setting up her Weep Not Child foundation; a child right project which seeks to foster love and affect the lives of the underprivileged through aids.
These aids areÂ distinguished in the areas of having a passion for the helpless kids, loving them, caring for their needs and making provisions for these needs no matter how little or small they may seem to be.
According to the former beauty Queen the Non Governmental organization, was basically set up with the aim of giving back toÂ the society especially the less privileged. The foundation she saidÂ would also help develop the innate talent and abilities of these children through its conceptualized programmes..
This SaturdayÂ Â July 4thÂ 2009, theÂ professionalÂ model who has graced the runway, strutting her stuffÂ forÂ top national and international designers, will lead the largest gathering of children ranging from ages 3 – 15 for a Royal contest.Â The contest which will hold at theÂ Sacred Heart catholic church Ojota for tanagers, is meant to integrate hem into the society and give them an ecstacy of life.
The most beautiful girl in LASU 2006, speaks more on her project and style
What is the Royal contest all about?
The Royal contest is made up of a prince and princess and Mr and Mrs CYON, that isÂ the Catholic Youth Organization of Nigeria. It is the 19th anniversary of the organization so I decided to inculcate my activity into the youth programme of the Sacred Heart Church..
What inspired the creation of the foundation?
I Had some unpleasant personal experiences as a child, coupled with what I see on the streets everyday. So the foundation for meÂ is an avenue to take children off the street.
How do you cope with being in school and handling the NGO ?
I am just the vissioner of the NGO I have people who supervise its activities. I am in school full time
How would you describe your style?
Simplicity. I love Nigerian attire. the African print especially.
WhatÂ will you notÂ be caught wearing?|
Anything that is not presentable
Can you model nude?
No I canâ€™t because they way it is perceived in our part of the world is different from what obtains inÂ western countries.
What is your aspiration for Weep Not Child?
To take Weep Not Child to the maximum level and I will be fulfilled.
Any embarrassing moments?
I hardly let people embarrass me.
Most priced beauty Item?
My perfume. I love designer perfumes.
How is the Foundation funded?
I have board of directors who are supporting this project. However, the Foundation hopes to get aids from International organizations like UNICEF, WHO, USAID andÂ ECOWASÂ in future with supports from NACA, SACA and well spirited individuals.