By Thembelani Moyo
The Devotion For Success Entertainment has begun organising the rehearsals for Mr and Miss Little Protea beauty pageant which is expected to have its finals in September 2017.
Speaking to the Soweto Bulletin, one of the organisers of the beauty pageant, Oscar Mabuza, said the rehearsals were being held throughout the first weeks of July at the Soweto Theatre. He said there are 15 day care centres which will have their kids participating in the modelling contest.
“There are 15 day cares centres that have entered the competition here in Protea Glen. More day cares are still busy with parents meetings and arrangements and are expected to enter the competition. Among those that have confirmed are Ubuntu Day Care, Makgatammogo, Siyanqoba, Thandanani, Little Bears, Katleho Lesedi and Learn & Run Day Care” he said.
Mabuza added that the winners of the contest will be awarded different prizes, but could not reveal them saying they are sort of presents to the contestants.
“The winners will get their prizes which we can not specify because they are their own gifts. However, we are still negotiating with Sumsung and Huawei to come into the pageant. The special prize is a paid for lunch with a celebrity, but there are other more prizes which we cannot specify,” he said.
The Devotion For Success Entertainment urged parents to join their nearest day care centres saying their initiative uplifts the centres.
“This platform is going to promote and uplift daycare centres. Provide this opportunity to children because they must enjoy their childhood. Support the children as well even if your child is not a participant but it takes the whole community to raise a child, so let’s join hands and support our kids,” Mabuza said.
The decision to organise the Mr and Miss Little Protea beauty pageant was reached after the Devotion For Success Entertainment attended graduation ceremonies as film makers for day care centres.
According to them they saw it fit to have a beauty pageant for kids because they also have modelling skills and deserve to be groomed the right way. However, Mabuza said there are some challenges that they face and they include lack of cooperation from parents.
“The main challenge is those parents who do not attend day cares. We need them to give us permission to work with their kids because it becomes a heavy load when the principal has to second mouth the event. Another challenge is those local businesses that do not show interest to such activities as we are trying to unite as a community and uplift these day cares,” he said.