Miss Tourism Harare, Samantha Dika, last week donated foodstuffs and clothing items to Amai Carol Foster Home in Tafara in line with the charity cause intrinsic to her reign.
Dika’s donation included mealie meal, bathing and washing soap, various tinned foods, clothes and blankets.
“Some of the clothes were donated by students from Speciss College and I also raised some of the things in my own capacity as a child who is supporting other less privileged children,” she said.
Dika said as an orphan rescued by well wishers herself, she felt a close connection to the underprivileged children at the foster home.
The home shelters 17 children between the ages of two and 17, most of whom are orphans.
“Some of the children are not just orphaned but have been victims of abuse,” said Dika.
The beauty queen said she knew about the home through Streets Ahead, an organisation that caters for the well-being of street children, where Amai Carol is s staff member.
Amai Carol decided to take in the orphans out of the warmth of her heart.
According to a thanksgiving letter sent to Dika by the Streets Ahead fundraising coordinator Victorious Maunzeni they had seen children’s lives change for the better because of the top Harare model’s support.
“Your commitment and efforts in helping disadvantaged children in partnership with Streets Ahead is greatly appreciated,” said Maunzeni.
After the donation on Friday Dika left for Kenya where she will be studying and researching on Environmental Policy Implication and will return on October 14.
Dika has also been on an environmental crusade which saw her planting over a 1 000 indigenous and fruit trees in over 32 schools between September 13 and 17, driven by her passion for the environment.
The marathon was launched on September 13 at Kuwadzana 1 Primary School.