FRANCIS LUNGU, Lusaka
THE Global Super Model contestants who were in the country for the Friday pageant took some time off the catwalk to see what Chaminuka Nature Reserve is all about.The models, who went to Chaminuka on Wednesday, were from Botswana, Burundi, Malawi, Namibia, South Africa, South Sudan, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
They must have been impressed with what they saw at Chaminuka.
After a safari and cultural tour of the game reserve on the 4,000 hectares of miombo woodlands, wetland and savannah, there are also different species of birds and animals as well as a huge collection of African art.
Global Super Model is a Zambian-based firm founded by Naomi Banda in 2017 for purposes of creating countries’ ambassadors to advocate on awareness of cancer through modelling.
The eight super models representing their respective countries on Friday gathered at the National Institute of Public Administration (NIPA) to compete for the top most prize of US$5,000. The rest were to be recognised as ambassadors for their respective countries.
Naomi, who is the Global Super Model chief executive officer, says she is passionate about helping out cancer- affected people and thought of engaging models as a way of effectively carrying out the message.
She says her organisation is all about creating awareness for cancer through models from different parts of the world who will become ambassadors for cancer in their various countries.
The objective of the events in Lusaka was also to give value in raising cancer awareness through promoting the development and integration of personalised cancer prevention in different national public health facilities.
The events were also aimed at utilising Global Super Model participants to raise funds for cancer affected people and to achieve health justice for all people at risk of living with cancer.
“We want to stay dedicated to communicating cancer- awareness information to impact cancer prevention. Our vision is to see a world where lives and communities are not threatened by cancer,” Naomi says.
She says Global Super Model participation requirement was for single women aged between 18 and 26 to create awareness for cancer across the globe through modelling.
FRANCIS LUNGU, Lusaka