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I have passion to help drug addicts, rape victims, sex workers – Joy Nguma, beauty queen

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By Chris Onuoha

Miss Joy Nguma is one of the winners of the 2018 ‘Face of Nigeria Beauty Contest’ organized by Angelz Eyes Communication.   She was crowned among four other winners in a highly contested pageant that saw over 20 female contestants, drawn across the states of Nigeria, participating.

Miss Joy Nguma

She sees her crown as a call to duty. The beauty queen, after winning the crown, established ‘Joy Nguma Foundation’, a platform to enhance community health care by providing free medical services and potable water to rural communities, quality education for children and young people less than 18 years and empowerment for women.

Other things include giving hope to prisoners and rehabilitating drug addicts, rape victims and sex workers with skill acquisition programmes.

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Recently, the beauty queen inaugurated the foundation in Yaba, Lagos. According to her, the foundation is a non-for-profit organization committed to improving the quality of life for disadvantaged Nigerians by supporting primarily every person going through crisis, mentally, materially and physical. She also launched a campaign to stop human trafficking. The foundation’s long term mission is to create a Nigeria where people have access to quality health care, education and the opportunity to realize their potentials.

“It is now a usual occurrence as most beauty queens see beyond their physical attraction that earned them crown to innate understanding of humanity.   A reigning queen’s office has also gone beyond business and advert endorsement to reach out programmes to better the life of the less privileged in our midst. Often said, most beauty queens are not really born with silver spoon, and had yearned after crown to give back to the society,” Nguma said.

“So far, the drive has been overwhelming. The reception I got when I visited some communities in Lagos, especially Makoko in Yaba is encouraging. “The children ran to me after the show saying they wanted to go with me and I was touched, andvowed to do more for them”.

On his part, the Chief Executive Officer, ‘Face of Nigeria’, Ozoya Salami, stated, “I think it is the start of a good journey. The foundation has been launched and even if it is not yet active, she is very prepared for the project. She’s been a kind hearted person and committed to giving back to the society. For the funding, many donors have shown interest and my organization will work with the donors to actualize her dreams”.

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