JUNIOR MISS GIFT FOR LIFE: ANGEL GEORGE
2ND PLACE: MEKEDA BRAITHWAITE
SENIOR MISS GIFT FOR LIFE QUEEN: SHEREECE THOMPSON
1ST RUNNER UP: NICKEOLA JOBENT
2ND RUNNER UP: KERDISHA GORDON
Once again, Gift for Life Foundation (GFLF) instills elegance in the teenage girls from different Children’s Homes. Thirteen (13) girls were selected to enter the finals on Sunday 26th June, 2016 at the Green Meadows Ranch, Santa Cruz. They were inspired to receive various awards where they must put their best face forward. Building their confidence is next to beauty, was one of the main objectives of the Pageant. Members of the foundation saw something very beautiful from a self-assurance and poise that come from within each participant.
Mr. Ragoonanan, one of the Directors, encouraged each girl, noting that it was not about the success or failure but it was about the journey, the experience, the exposure. He commented that “our goal is to make each and every contestant shine on stage and to help them reach their full potential. From this experience, our girls will gain public speaking skills, confidence, improved self-esteem and patience.”
However, each girl braced herself to emerge the Queen. Members of GFLF assisted in training these girls where each girl learnt to be aware of her strengths, being kind, humble, knowing who she is, how to deal with conflict by picking herself up after being knocked down, believing in herself.
The judges had a difficult task making their final decisions. The girls with the highest scores in talent, poise, posture and intellectual skills were crowned Miss Senior & Miss Junior Gift For Life. Ms. Shereece Thompson from the ‘Angel Michael Hostel for Youths’ emerged as the Senior Queen & Ms. Angel George from ‘Margaret Kistow Children’s Home took the Junior Title.
The GFLF sincerely wishes to thank the following Sponsors for making this memorable event a success: Mr.& Mrs. Oliver and Family, The Gem Shop, Motor City, Sharlie’s Flower Shop – Vishma, Paro & Family, Everlasting Vows- Ms. Reshma Singh, Ms. Twinkle-Sharad –Yogeeta, Mrs. Verna- Kyle & Family, Ms. Jameela Mohammed & Mark, CMA Fruits & Vegetables, Mrs. Natika & Family and Tiana’s Jewellery Shop.