The Miss Glam beauty and scholarship pageant, initiated by one Fatou Sey, with support from the Gambia National Centre for Arts and Culture (NCCE) is scheduled for this Saturday.
The event will happen at the Metzy Hotel in Kololi.
At a presser at the National Museum in Banjul last Monday, officials said 12 young girls will be participating in the event.
Two pageants drawn from regions of the country expect for CRR, will be taking part.
Under the theme Maternal Mortality Rate, organisers are confident the event will impact lives of even those who would not be participating.
“… It will be a learning curve for all those who will come to grace the event,” Matty Jobe, a performing and creative arts officer at the NCAC
The brainchild of the event, Fatou Sey, explained how she started the initiative after winning a scholarship pageant which earned her a university degree programme.
She said Miss Glam Gambia is a nationwide beauty pageant that has been going on since February.
“As a team we first went to the regions to talk to people to have a regional contest in each of the regions, and in each region we decided to choose the biggest town to host the regional contest.
In some regions we had eight or ten contestants and the best two winners from each of those regions were selected to come to the national level to represent their regions,” she said.
She highlighted on the inspiration behind the theme: “We chose this theme because recently there has been a massive mortality rate in The Gambia. We felt the need to contribute our little quota by coming up with this idea.”
She said the idea is to help raise awareness of these issues affecting the people of the country.
“Mortality is affecting the whole country. To protect children, we need mothers to sensitise them on this issue, this is the reason we came with this topic,” she noted.