Miss Universities embarks on grassroots grooming

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MISS Universities 2013 queen Valerie Gugulethu Chingonzo has embarked on a grooming programme aimed at teaching etiquette to aspiring models in different schools and communities across the country.

WINSTONE ANTONIO

The 23-year-old model said she will be working with an organisation called Building Opportunities on Students Talents Entrepreneurial Action Us that runs community development programmes in local universities and many other associations.

“We are going to be conducting free-of-charge trainings that encompass etiquette issues, grooming, hygiene and self-behaviour packages among other social and moral value of life starting from the grass root level,” Chingonzo said.

“The grooming and etiquette programme will start in the capital before spreading the wings to different parts of the country like Masvingo, Bulawayo, Gweru and Bindura among other towns.”

Chingonzo said she would be doing this programme out of passion to equip the girl child [both rural and urban] with knowledge and skills for life with some experts in children issues.

“As someone who has done a grooming course, I am optimistic that the programme will have a positive impact and empower
the aspiring models,” Chingonzo said.

“As part of the project I will also be working with different children’s homes across the nation to show the society that modelling conveys more than showcasing the beauty side as what many people think.”

Chingonzo has also partnered with Childline for the children campaigns describing the partnership as honour for her to work with such a big organisation that advocates for children’s rights.

With Childline, she will be assisting in their programmes like schools campaigns among other projects.

Chingonzo said she is going to continue with her charity
projects even when she hands over the crown in October when a new Miss Universities will be crowned.