I am Sarra Sellimi, a 23-year-old who studied law at Faculté de droit et de science politique d’Aix-Marseille in France as well as completing my Architecture Diploma in Université Tunis Carthage.
Why are you competing for Miss Africa Calabar 2020?
Life is all about new experiences and I believe that Miss Africa Calabar 2020 is one such experience. The pageant combines beauty, intelligence, acceptance, and best of all, Africa’s diversity, which I also believe is our wealth.
What solution would you offer for the challenges Africa is facing in terms of the COVID 19 pandemic and other health, governance, and environmental issues?
Crisis, by definition, demands leadership. So during this moment of crisis, we should take a hard look at the fundamentals of African leadership in our continent, in our countries, and in our companies. From its people to its social and economic environments, Africa is one of the most diverse continents on the globe. In consequence, we must find a global language and unite, from North to East, East, and South Africa, we should engage in a dialogue and build a better future together.
What would you do with the prize money should you win and what project would you take on to impact Africa at large?
This is what I will mainly focus on I win the prize money: making Africa independent. It also means battling for the independence of African women: higher economic growth, and personal development.
Encouraging entrepreneurship in Africa is one of my goals, I am currently working on my own fitness brand so that is something that is very close to my heart. It is a whole journey, that may be difficult, but not impossible. Knowing that I will soon be an architect, I intend to promote social housing and sustainable environmental management as well.