I am Olebogeng Moje, a 22-year-old from Botswana and I am studying Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supplies at Gaborone Universal College of Law and Professional Studies.
Why are you competing for Miss Africa Calabar 2020?
I want to be a voice for the voiceless and bring positive change across Africa while attempting to build peaceful, tolerant, and conducive communities in Africa.
I believe that encouraging continent solidarity, unity and support will give us a chance to come with long term sustainable strategies that can be used towards tackling different problems that we face.
The mentality of reverting back and appreciating what we have, not what we’ve lost, and finding ways on moving on has to be preached through media platforms across our continent.
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?
I would encourage continent solidarity, unity, and support where we come together as African countries and fight the intertwined health, social and economic impacts of this pandemic. By being unified on this, we can then also use it as an opportunity to build back better and develop long term sustainable strategies that we can use even in the future to combat such issues.
What would you do with the prize money should you win and what project would you take on to impact Africa at large?
If I get to be crowned I’ll furnish some of the prize money into pushing my project and spend the rest on investing in my future endeavors.
Until we get to understand the power and importance of humanity in our day to day lives as Africans, that’s when our purpose on earth will be automatically fulfilled.
It’s important to instill the concept of humanity amongst young people. Through my project, I am going to educate the young generation on the spirit of compassion, sympathy, kindness, love, and sharing as I believe it is important to mold them at an early age to become responsible citizens.